Global Symposium on Urban and Territorial Planning

The first Global Symposium on Urban and Territorial Planning: “Improving Planning for More Sustainable Cities and Territories” is being organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of the Government of Japan, the City of Fukuoka and Seinan Gakuin University.

This inaugural event for the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) of UN-Habitat will hold the Guidelines as the main topic, serving as a next step in consolidating the progress made on their implementation since their release in 2015. Moreover, the Symposium will be a platform to foster evidence-based discussion and to facilitate peer-to-peer learning on planning principles and practices by bringing together representatives of the four stakeholder groups of the IG-UTP: national governments, local authorities, planning professionals and their associations, and civil society and its organizations.

Source: Urban Policy Platform

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Start date: 
Monday, July 30, 2018
End date: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018