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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 ...

Commonwealth Sustainable Urbanisation Programme

July 06, 2020

The Commonwealth Sustainable Urbanisation Programme was launched on 24 June by HRH The Prince of Wales.  The Programme is a series of online free sessions which focus on engaging with the theme of sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth.   With nearly 50% of the projected increase in the world’s urban population to 2050 forecast to be in the Commonwealth, there has never been a more important time for members of the Commonwealth to come together to tackle ...

Launch of the Online Programme & Launch of the Survey of the Built Environment Professions in the Commonwealth

June 22, 2020

The Commonwealth Association of Planners is delighted to invite interested professionals to the launch of a programme of events focused on a call to action on sustainable urbanisation across the Commonwealth.

Wednesday June 24th, 2020 13:00PM Rwanda, 12:00PM UK, 11:00AM UTC

CAP Post COVID-19 Statement

June 11, 2020

The Commonwealth Association of Planners is pleased to share a position paper in relation to Covid 19 and the importance of quality planning for cities around the world endorsed on 11 June 2020 ...

Planning and Design for Urban Pandemic Resilience Webinar

May 31, 2020

On 27th May, a major webinar took place debating planning and design for urban pandemic resilience, looking beyond the current crisis.  The Commonwealth Association of Planners was represented in the debate by Ian Tant, UK Vice President (and Immediate Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute) spoke on behalf of CAP ...

Young Planners Network Launch Young People Engagement Survey

April 23, 2020

The CAP Young Planners Network is delighted to launch a Planning Survey for young people and planning professionals. This survey will gather insights from young people and built environment professionals in the Commonwealth about what’s needed to ensure young people are actively involved in shaping their communities through Planning ...

NEW BLOG POST | Planning in the UK with COVID-19

April 19, 2020

As with many Commonwealth countries, the Corona virus COVID-19, started to make itself felt around the end of February and into early March.  As the number of cases rose, UK Government measures went from the advisory – washing hands frequently, bumping elbows in greeting, standing 2 metres apart – to the compulsory by the 24th March.  Whilst not using the word “lockdown”, the measures introduced by the Government came close to ...

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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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Connecting Planning and Planners across the Commonwealth

CAP gratefully acknowledges the support of our members and the Commonwealth Foundation.

Commonwealth Association of Planners (known as CAP) is a Scottish Charity, SC034482, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)