Planning, also called urban planning or city and regional planning, is the process of improving the welfare of people and their communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places for present and future generations.  Planning enables civic leaders, businesses, and citizens to play a meaningful role in creating communities that enrich people's lives.  Good planning helps create communities that offer better choices for where and how people live. Planning helps communities to envision their future, and helps them find the right balance of new development and essential services, environmental protection, and innovative change (American Planning Association web site).  

Topic Colleagues

Mark Roseland
Sean Connelly
Jeff Lemon
Kweku Amankwah
David J. Wright
Dawn Marsden
Robert Cowley
Abednigo Nzuza
Ray Tomalty
Solomon Iwegim
RICHARDSON CAMARA
Nastenka Calle
Suzy Lunn
Mohammad Hassan...
David Galloway
Deric Gruen
Jeremy Murphy
Lyndsay Campbell
Herb Barbolet
Kyle Snell
Kathrine Brekke
Eduardo Ordonez
Jel Kocmaruk
The Pando Team

Topic Events

Resilient Cities 2018

Resilient Cities – The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation. Resilient Cities was first launched in 2010 with the goal of connecting local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe and forging partnerships that could have lasting impacts for cities. The 9th edition of the Resilient Cities congress series will take place on 26-28 April 2018.

Apr 26 to 28 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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UN Summer Academy 2017: Localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development is pleased to invite you to the UN Summer Academy 2017 titled Localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development happening from 21 to 25 August 2017 in Bonn, Germany. This 5-day engaging programme fosters rich interaction on issues relevant to the work of the UN and its partners in the context off the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement through panel discussions, workshops, excursions and practical clinics such as Share Fair and Application Labs (App Labs).

Aug 21 to 25 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
CET

ICLEI World Congress 2018

ICLEI World Congress 2018 will be hosted by the City of Montreal, Canada.

Held every three years, the ICLEI World Congress assembles hundreds of local and regional governments, international agencies, national governments, donors and other partners from around the world. Together they set the course for globalizing urban sustainability. During the congress, cities, towns and regions connect with peers, foster partnerships and exchange information and experiences. This event is a key milestone in driving stronger collective local action.

Jun 19 to 23 2018, 9:00am - 6:00pm
QC, Montreal, H2Y 1C6, City of Montreal

Topic Resources

Open Source Sustainability

"When a company, community or citizen wants to act to cut their footprint, reduce their carbon emissions or enhance their responsibility, they ask, “What can I do?” Until now, the sustainability community has answered, “Hire me.”

Sustainability is too important to leave to consultants making money by protecting proprietary information. The knowledge and tools needed to implement genuine sustainability should be available to everyone.

Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization and coalition of scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and advocates from across the globe that is mapping, measuring, modeling, and communicating about a collective array of substantive solutions to global warming, with the goal of reaching drawdown.

YOUNG URBAN LEADERS FROM 52 CITIES ACROSS THE WORLD SELECTED TO MAKE THEIR CITIES “SMART, FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE”

NEW YORK, April 27: The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) has selected its inaugural class of the Local Pathways Fellows – sixty young innovators, urban planners, architects, advocates and sustainability leaders that will “champion local pathways for sustainable development” in more than 52 cities across the world.