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
David Hendrickson
Sean Connelly
Suzy Lunn
Gail Jacko
Gabriel Coelho
David J. Wright
Lorelei Hanson
David Sadoway
Hyunsang Ha
Terry Sidhu
Sara Boi
WT Barton
Angela Lara
Danny Ross
Abdul Qadir
Josh Karila
Jeff Lemon
Kweku Amankwah
Dawn Marsden
Robert Cowley
Abednigo Nzuza
Ray Tomalty
Solomon Iwegim

Topic Events

URBAN FUTURE Global Conference

The URBAN FUTURE global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. It’s the place to meet the most passionate and inspiring CityChangers from all over the world.

Cities are key to a sustainable future of our planet. Massive changes are necessary to fight climate change and social inequalities. So far, much is talked about technological solutions.
We believe, that what is most important for solving the urban challenges are the people driving positive change.
May 22 to 24 2019, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Conference: Urban Transitions 2018

Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living

25 - 27 November 2018 | Sitges, Barcelona Spain

Urban Transitions 2018 aims to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different disciplines working within cities. Meet world leading experts on urban and transport planning, architecture, environmental exposures, physical activity, and public health and governance to discuss current challenges and solutions.

Conference Chair:

Nov 25 to 27 2018, 8:00am - 9:00pm
B, Sitges, Sitges, Sitges

Montreal & ICLEI Circular Economy Challenge Contest

The Ville de Montréal and ICLEI are seeking solutions!

The Ville de Montréal, in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab, just launched an international contest on circular economy!

The Challenge

Jan 12 to Apr 01 2018, 9:00am - 12:00am
ON, Toronto, m5v3a8, 401 Richmond St. West

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.