Today Is World Town Planning Day

| Updated Nov 08, 2017 at 8:36am



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 planning in creating livable communities.

World Town Planning Day presents an excellent opportunity to look at planning from a global perspective, and APA encourages its members to consider planning challenges and solutions around the globe on that day.

The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) endorses World Town Planning Day as a strategy to promote a broad-based awareness, support, and advocacy of community and regional planning among the public and all levels of government through activities in recognition of accomplishments on World Town Planning Day of each year.

The international organization for World Town Planning Day was founded in 1949 by the late Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires to advance public and professional interest in planning, both locally and abroad.


• To draw attention to the aims, objectives, and progress of urban and regional planning around the globe.

• To highlight the valuable contributions sound planning has made to the quality of global human settlements and their environment.

• To give worldwide coverage to the ideals of urban and regional planning not only within the profession but also among the general public.