Celebrate World Town Planning Day 2022

November 8, 2022

 This year's theme is: Think Global, Plan Local, and will take a look at the role of the Planning Profession as central to the implementation at the local level of the New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat Sustainable Development Goal 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities.

APA World Town Planning Day 2022 Sessions are now available on APA Learn for individual purchase. CM | 3.5  (CM | 2.5 Sustainability and Resilience)

About World Town Planning Day

World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each November. It is a special day to recognize and promote the role of planners and planning in creating healthy, prosperous communities.

World Town Planning Day presents an excellent opportunity to look at planning ideals from a global perspective:

  • Collaboration between professional planners, the public, and local decision-makers
  • Ethical principles in the practice of planning
  • Approaches that prioritize equity in community planning and development

APA members are invited to share their knowledge and leading practices with colleagues around the world on this day, and also to learn from international success stories in cultural preservation, inclusive design, climate change innovation and other areas that would enhance U.S. planning practice.

World Town Planning Day Resources

Global Planners Network

APA International Division

A Guide to Using Your Planning Skills Abroad