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World Town Planning Day 8 November 2018

World Town Planning Day 8 November 2018

Monday 5th November 2018

World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each November. Its origins date back to 1949, when Professor Carlos María della Paolera of Buenos Aires first launched the day to promote the value of planning all over the world.

World Town Planning Day provides a platform to recognise and promote the role of planning in creating sustainable communities. The day presents an excellent opportunity to look at planning from an international perspective, and planners are encouraged to consider planning challenges and solutions around the globe. Events include lectures, children's competitions, fund raising and charity events, planning awards and street festivals.

As part of World Town Planning Day, every year the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) organises the Nathaniel Lichfield Lecture in London. This year Professor Christine Whitehead will give an economist's view of the housing crisis. The lecture will examine the current planning reforms, whether they will work to boost the supply of homes, and the role the planning profession will play in this.

Read more about World Town Planning Day 2018 HERE

To see what the RTPI has planned, click HERE