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World Town Planning Day 2017 Schools Competition

 WTPD 17_Schools Comp _people

I must say the quality of submissions overall was very good and I was delighted to take part in this.             

I honestly thought that all the submissions were all fantastic and full of content on issues within their areas. This made it very hard for marking.         

Judges Comments

In 2017 students used their knowledge of Geography, Art & Design, Citizenship, Computing, Science and the Environment.

They chose a local street, park, shopping centre or town and showed us how they would make it more:

Inclusive: Planning for everyone, regardless of background.

Resilient: Planning to respond to the impacts of climate change and population change.

Sustainable: Planning for a place that improves our quality of life without damaging the quality of life of future generations.

The competition linked to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations to tackle the world's biggest problems by 2030.


Commended entries

- Ben from Jessons School

- Aditya from Lancaster Royal Grammar School

- Freddie from Caerleon Comprehensive

- Clara from North London Collegiate School

- Joe from The John Warner School

- Isobel from Knutsford Academy

- Bradford Girls Grammar School

- Woodland View Primary School

- Bexley Grammar School

- Haybridge High School and Sixth Form

- Oaks Park High School

- Knutsford Academy


World Town Planning Day is a special day that recognises and promotes the role of planning in creating liveable communities. It is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents.

How can I find out more about being a Town Planner?  As a Town Planner you could make better, more sustainable places for everyone to enjoy. Town planning is a varied career that could see you planning a major development like the Olympic Park, influencing government policy at a local or national level, or protecting buildings and coastlines. To find out more, have a look at our webpages or download our careers brochure.