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Call for Entries for the 2021 CAP Awards

June 21, 2021

The CAP Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement in the
Commonwealth seek to champion the very best examples of planning
practice in the Commonwealth.

We are now taking entries for the 2021 CAP Awards!


Introducing Kelley Moore - New CAP

May 19, 2021

It is my distinct honour to be the newly appointed Secretary-General and Trustee for the Commonwealth Association of Planners as we embark upon our 50th Anniversary. Congratulations to all that have contributed to this hallmark event and all the extraordinary work that has been accomplished over the years. I particularly want to recognize Clive Harridge our out-going Secretary-General for his 10 years of service. Through his leadership, our organization is in a strong position and ready to seize the opportunities ahead.


Message from Clive Harridge on Stepping Down as CAP Secretary-General

May 19, 2021

I am delighted to welcome Kelley Moore to the role of CAP Secretary–General. Kelley was appointed by CAPs Executive Committee in April and she formally took over the role on the 1 May 2021. Kelley has excellent credentials for the role and I wish her every success.

I would like to use this opportunity to briefly reflect on my time as CAP Secretary- General over the past 10 years and to thank those who helped me over the years.


Call to Action on Sustainable Cities

February 05, 2021

On 2nd February, CAP joined partner associations in launching a Call to Action on sustainable urbanisation across the Commonwealth.  

The Call to Action has been produced jointly by CAP, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Commonwealth Architects Association and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, working in association with the Princes Foundation.

CAP Business Meeting elects new President

December 01, 2020

At its biennial Business Meeting on 23rd – 25th November 2020, the CAP membership elected Eleanor Mohammed of Canada as its new President. Eleanor has worked alongside the outgoing President, Dyan Currie for the past six years in her role as President of CIP/ICU, the Canadian Institute of Planners. Eleanor is CAP’s first Canadian President. Congratulations to Eleanor!

Read more for details of the Business Meeting.

2020 Young Planners Essay Competition Winners

November 09, 2020

The winners of the CAP Young Planners Essay Competition 2020 were announced in a special web-based event on World Town Planning Day, 8th November 2020, hosted by CAP President, Mrs Dyan Currie AM.

Congratulations to all! ...

Canada sweeps the board in CAP Awards, 2020.

November 08, 2020

Congratulations to the City of Calgary and City of Lethbridge, Alberta who, between them, have won all three Awards in the 2020 CAP Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement in the Commonwealth.  Details of the Winners and Commended schemes can be found here ...

CAP Awards and Young Planners’ Network Essay Competition Shortlisting

October 12, 2020

The shortlists have been announced for the CAP Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement in the Commonwealth and for the Commonwealth Young Planners’ Network Essay Competition, 2020.  The shortlisted entries span the Commonwealth from New Zealand to Canada and include entries from Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Malta and Nigeria ...

Congratulations to Viral Desai!

September 20, 2020

The CAP Executive Committee awarded Viral Desai a Certificate of Appreciation for his excellent service to CAP in establishing and leading the the CAP Young Planners Network over several years before he handed over to Olafiyin Taiwo.  Well done Viral - thoroughly deserved! 

CAP Young Planners Essay Competition 2020 - now open for entries

July 22, 2020

Essays sought from Young Planners on the critical theme of “Post Covid Building Resilience: The Role of Planners in the Commonwealth”.  Prizes of £100,  £60 and £30 in vouchers to the 3 best entries ...


July 09, 2020

The CAP Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement in the Commonwealth seek to champion the very best examples of planning practice in the Commonwealth. 

We are now taking submissions for the 2020 CAP Awards!

Planning for Rapid Urbanisation in a Post Covid19 world webinar

July 06, 2020

The Commonwealth Association of Planners is delighted to invite you to the third session in the programme of online events focused on a call to action on sustainable urbanisation across the Commonwealth.  This free event is the third in the Sustainable Urbanisation series and will be hosted by the Commonwealth Association of Planners and the Prince's Foundation. It will be chaired by Dyan Currie AM, President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners and will focus on Planning for Rapid Urbanisation in a Post-COVID-19 World ...

Interested in sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth?

July 06, 2020

Are you interested in sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth?   Whether you are a planner, an architect, an engineer or a politician, the Commonwealth Sustainable Urbanisation Programme will have session that will interest you.  This series of events over 11 weeks sets out to ...

Survey of Planning & Built Environment Professions Released

July 06, 2020

A survey of Planning Associations and Built Environment Professions in the Commonwealth released on 24 June.  Responses from 4 disciplines across 33 Commonwealth countries were received.  The key findings of the survey reveal that ...

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17-20 October 2016 - Quito, Ecuador

Habitat III is a major global summit on housing and sustainable development held every 20 years and was last held in October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador. The formal title is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development. The conference focussed on the sustainable development of towns, cities and settlements and is likely to adopt a new agenda for that sustainable development known as the New Urban Agenda which will be a new global strategy for urbanization. CAP was represented at Habitat III by President Dyan Currie and other member groups are also likely to attend this crucial event.

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