World Town Planning Day

"World Town Planning Day", was founded in 1949 by the late Professor Carlos Maria Della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires, a graduate at the Institut d'urbanisme in Paris, to advance public and professional interest in planning. It is celebrated in more than 30 countries on four continents each November 8th. It is a special day to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities. World Urbanism Day presents an excellent opportunity to look at planning from a global perspective, an event that appeals to the conscience of citizens and public authorities in order to draw attention to the environmental impact resulting from the development of cities and territories.

On Sunday the 8th of November the walk was arranged at Mall Road from Faisal Chowk Mall Road to Dyal Singh Mansion, Mall Road with an aim to explore contemporary practices that led to the deterioration of the Mall Road with excessive character-undermining due to commercialization. This Walk was a part of series to commemorate World Town Planning Day that is celebrated across the globe to emphasize the need for better planning of human settlements. Members from civil society, the planning community, and students from universities are participating in this event.

This year's theme of World Town Planning Day ‘’Housing Regeneration – Strengthening Communities’’, is being adopted by all planning institutes and organizations worldwide. Institute of Planners Pakistan IPP along with Three Universities is organizing seminars, lectures, and workshops at their campuses. These Universities include the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore UET, the University of Management and Technology Lahore UMT, and Lahore College for Women University Lahore LCW. Senior Planners from the public, private, and universities are going to present their work there.

  • Lahore College for Women University celebrated World Town Planning Day on the 10th of November at the LCWU campus.
  • University of Management and Technology is celebrating on the 30th of November at the UMT campus.
  • University of Engineering and Technology has scheduled World Town Planning Day celebrations on the 5th of December at UET Lahore Campus.

Institute of Planners Pakistan with the collaboration of UMT is also organizing a poster competition among students for the World Town Planning Day. The top three position holders will get prizes and certificates.

For any further details please contact IPP at email: instituteofplanners@gmail.com