The World Town Planning Day Competition 2019 is designed to inspire students to take a closer look at both their local and wider environment and the many decisions that impact it.
This year's competition focuses on how skilled and creative planning can help combat climate change.
The competition is open to all UK secondary schools, with winning schools receiving prizes for the individual student, the lead teacher and the whole school.
What is World Planning Day?
World Town Planning Day was founded in 1949 by the late Professor Carlos Mario dells Paolero of the University of Buenos Aires. The main goal was to advance public and professional interest in planning, both locally and abroad.
World Town Planning Day, also known as World Urbanism Day, is a day to give special recognition to the ideals of community planning which bring professional planners and the general public together
World Town Planning Day presents on opportunity to look at planning from a global perspective, an event which appeals to the conscience of citizens and public authorities in order to draw attention to the environmental impact resulting from the development of cities and territories.
It is a day when planners from over 30 countries celebrate their achievements in helping to create more sustainable communities and places with lectures, children's competitions, fundraising and charity events, planning awards and street festivals.
Our 2018 Winner
Our 2018 winner re-imagined the city of Birmingham. They repurposed existing infrastructure, created a space which brought people of different cultures together and seeked to do this with on environmentally friendly approach.
Click on the video above to view their impressive project.