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World Town Planning Day


Celebrate Planning every 8th November

See our programme for the 70th anniversary of World Town Planning Day in 2019

World Town Planning Day brings together planners and communities every 8th November to celebrate how we shape our world and make it a place where we want live, work and play together.

World Town Planning day was launched by Professor Carlos María della Paolera of Buenos Aires in 1949 to promote the value of planning all over the world.

Since then planners from over 30 countries celebrate their achievements in helping to create more sustainable communities and places with lectures, children's competitions, fund raising and charity events, planning awards and street festivals.

We coordinate with the Global Planners' Network to keep the celebrations going for the whole day across the globe.


RTPI's World Town Planning Day

Every year we organise the Nathaniel Lichfield Lecture in London.

Our Regions and planning schools organise events.

Everyone is invited. Planners, other built environment professionals, residents,  children. You can help us showcase what good planning is and how planners help create the places we and future generations want to live in.

Organise an event in your local neighbourhood, at your office, university, school etc. Invite some planners, residents, students, scholars and politicians to take part.

We can help you promote your activities - email and tell us what you have planned.


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