November 8, 2023 | Learn Globally, Apply Locally
World Town Planning Day 2023

Planners, urban designers and placemakers are invited to the 74th World Town Planning Day 2023 virtual online conference, hosted by the APA, CIP, and APA's International Division on November 8, 2023. This year's theme is: Learn Globally, Apply Locally, and will focus on the value of learning from planning and planning cultures globally, fostering innovative, sustainable, and equitable solutions to address global challenges.

WTPD 2023 will be a virtual global conference with events organized by Global Planners Network-member associations across time zones from morning in New Zealand to evening in USA/Canada.

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About World Town Planning Day

On World Town Planning Day, 8 November every year, planners and communities all over the world come together to celebrate how good planning improves the lives of people and benefits society at large, creating places where to live, work and play together.

Argentinian professor Carlos María della Paolera, a graduate at the Institut d'urbanisme in Paris, started World Town Planning Day in Buenos Aires in 1949.

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.

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 housing for all; building city resilience; planning responses to urban crisis; inclusive and ambitious climate measures 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