From CIP website: "World Town Planning Day is currently celebrated in some manner in about 30 countries on four continents. To celebrate this international event held annually on November 8th, the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and its affiliates distribute e-Posters to members across the country and to organizations around the world." For the fourth year in a row, the collaboration of a growing list of planning organizations – from Australia, Canada, South Africa, UK, USA, New Zealand – continues to support a joint “virtual” conference for planners from around the globe in honour of World Town Planning Day. The conference takes place on November 6 - 7, 2012 and is completely online, as a part of an effort to reduce the carbon footprint caused by presenter/participant travel.
"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 overseas. WTPD is promoted each year by the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISoCaRP) headquartered at The Hague, The Netherlands."
This year’s conference brings together leading practitioners and experts on the topic “Smart Communities Connect.” The purpose of this conference is to hear ideas from around the world on how we are planning for mobility and how new technologies – like mobile apps and other smart solutions – impact planning. Download the programme or visit the conference's dedicated website.