Just out: The first of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s centenary papers in the Planning Horizons series. Thinking Spatially: Why places need to be at the heart of policy-making in the twenty-first century. Illustrated, closely-argued and fully referenced, the paper shows that by thinking...Read More Message from The Latvian Presidency:
The Latvian Presidency team in the field of territorial cohesion and urban matters would like to thank you very much for close and efficient collaboration during the Latvian Presidency!
Finalising the Presidency duties, we would...Read More The 7th World Urban Forum ( WUF ) will be held in Medellin (Colombia) from 5 to 11 April 2014.The WUFs are the biggest events centred around human habitat . These are biannual events organized by UN-HABITAT, where meet and discuss governments, local authorities, NGOs , financial groups, academics,...Read More International Young Planning Professionals Award (YPPA), 2014,
1st-8th September, Tours, France
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The Directorate responsible for planning at the Dutch Ministry...Read More
Science in support of European Territorial Development and Cohesion
February 2014 – One of the objectives of the ESPON Programme is to support the European wide research community in the field of European territorial science and to involve a wide European network of...Read More During the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, both Lluís Brau and Joris Scheers will (re)present the ECTP with presentations on the memorandum of understanding between UN-Habitat and ECTP and on the European Charter.
Follow them on Twitter @scheerjo> More info <Read More The 7th World Urban Forum ( WUF ) will be held in Medellin (Colombia) from 5 to 11 April 2014.The WUFs are the biggest events centred around human habitat . These are biannual events organized by UN-HABITAT, where meet and discuss governments, local authorities, NGOs , financial groups, academics,...Read More It was on the 10th BIENNALE OF VENICE IN ARCHITECTURE in summer 2006 when it was the first time of Earth’s history officially announced that half of the world population already lives in urban settlements. This could be a good reason of rising the importance of spatial planning and spatial...Read More World Town Planning Day Online Conference
NOVEMBER 8WELCOME ABOUT 2016 CONFERENCEWorld Town Planning Day (WTPD) is an international day celebrating the accomplishments of planners and their contributions to their communities. On November 8, planners in more than 30 countries participate in World Town...Read More Article from THE ECONOMIST
Cities are starting to put pedestrians and cyclists before motorists. That makes them nicer—and healthier—to live in
Sep 5th 2015 | GURGAON | From the print edition
At 6am on a sweltering Sunday...Read More This paper can raise knowledge and understanding about EU and its components.It provides a concise and clear overview of EU institutions, policies, funds etc related to urban and planning aspects.Although the paper concerns social innovation the overview is most relevant for informing those who are...Read More Spatial planning: 16th session of the CEMAT and 97th meeting of the Senior Officials of the CEMAT, Nafplion, Greece, 16-17 June 2014
The 16th session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT) took place in Napflion (Greece) on 17...Read More Polish Planning Chamber under threat of liquidation
The Polish government plans to abolish all formal rules for the exercise of Spatial Planning in Poland.
The ECTP-CEU strongly supports the Polish Planning Chamber.
Letter from Jacek Sztechman, President of The Polish Chamber of Urban...Read More
Planning Education No 3:Excellence in Planning Education:Local, European & Global Perspective
Planning Education No 3.
Excellence in Planning Education: Local, European & Global Perspective
Edited by Izabela Mironowicz
In 2008 when Anna Geppert was editing the first issue of...Read More 3rd Edition ECTP/ Young Planners Workshop 2014
Spatial planning and energy
3rd ECTP/ Young Planners Workshop 2014
Spatial...Read More ECTP-CEU shares the sadness of the tragic news of the terrible fire accident in Bucarest.
Mihai Alexander died in this accident, as well as 26 other people.
Mihai, talented young planner, was with us in Dublin for the Biennial, where these photgraphs were made.
Our sincere condolences to all his...Read More This research project argues that we need to look at place-based factors of poverty and inequality; 'people-based' approaches on their own are not enough to tackle these issues. Better built environments and stronger place-based initiatives can support and promote employment, educational achievement,...Read More
Over the past few years, SOPHIE has accumulated evidence regarding the influence of social and economic policies on the health of the population and on social inequalities in health. At the same time, SOPHIE has shown how equity-oriented policies can ameliorate these health inequalities. These...Read More EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF SPATIAL PLANNERSPresident of ECTP 1985Guus Franken 23 February 1933 - 21 April 2016
It was with great sadness that we learned that Guus died following a long period of ill health. With the support of his family and his wife Maud, he faced his health difficulty with great strength...Read More
Access the 2015 World Town Planning Day Online Conference Recordings
2015 Conference Recordings
Thank you for registering for the World Town Planning Day Online Conference. We hope...Read More ECTP-CEU joins the world of planning to pay tribute to Sir Peter Hall, deceaced July 30th 2014
Tribute from the RTPI:
31 July 2014
The RTPI is sad to learn news of the death of Sir Peter Hall, who is considered by many to be one of the foremost planners and academics of his generation....Read More The European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP-CEU) strongly supports and promotes the annual Young Planners Workshop. One of its central objectives is to bring young planning professionals together from different parts of Europe. By doing so, participants experience in a very direct way how different...Read More
FORUM 11.05.2017BOZAR Center for Fine Arts BrusselsThe present proceedings summarize the interventions and discussions held at the FORUM of 2017.05.11 at BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts Brussels Proceedings available:
- complete (in French);- summurized in French / Dutch &...Read More Planners for Climate Action communique during the UN high level political forum 2019
2019 High-level political forum on sustainable developmentPlanners call for better integrating urban planning practices in strategies to achieve SDG 13 and effectively combat climate change and its impact.New York, 9...Read More European Charter on Participatory Democracy
ECTP-CEU is proud to announce the signature of the European Charter on Participatory Democracy by the Minister-President of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region Mr Rudi Vervoort.
The European Charter on Participatory Democracy...Read More
Professional planners and allied professionals around the world will mark World Town Planning Day 2015 with an international online conference on:Housing Regeneration: Strengthening CommunitiesSee event infoSee websiteRead More
We share the sad news from Italy.
Edoardo Salzano died at age 89, one of the most important town planners in Italy. Born in Naples, but based in Venice since 1974, over several decades he teached and made research in town planning at IUAV University. He also worked out many plans across the country...Read More
As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) will be inviting some 150 young people from a variety of youth organisations and European political parties, including students and interns from the EU institutions, the regional representation offices...Read More
Another sad news from Italy in less than one week. Giuseppe Campos Venuti died at age 93. “Bolognese from Rome”, as he liked to define himself, his contribution to the town planning debate in Italy was decisive. Generations of students and professionals studied on his books and...Read More Press Release July 6, 2016: The XIth European Urban and Regional Planning Awards
The XIth European Urban and Regional Planning Awards were presented by Mr Raffaele Cattaneo, President of the COTER at the Committee of the Regions on July 4th 2016.
Mr Raffaele Cattaneo
Three winning projects, their...Read More
The Town and Spatial Planning Association of Slovenia (TSPAS), in collaboration with the Max Fabiani Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia, announces a call for theInternational Max Fabiani Award for 2005–2015...Read More
October 6, 2017, Jointly organized by City of Leuven, VRP and ECTP-CEUInternational symposium /Enhancing spatial efficiency in urbanized areas
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Welcoming words by Joris Scheers, president ECTP-CEU and Carl Devlies, First Elderman City of Leuven, responsible...Read More Lluis Brau - Our friend - our Honorary President
It is with great sadness we received the news that our dear friend Lluis passed away. Lluis was for ECTP a tower of strength. He brought wisdom and integrity to all we engaged in. Qualities so much needed in our society which is being driven by those...Read More Last 27 November, the international community of spatial planners lost one of its most respected professionals.
Jef Van den Broeck started as a practitioner, founding the Antwerp based Planning office ‘Studiegroep Omgeving’ (1973–1998). He was chairman of the Antwerp City Commission for Spatial...Read More