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Latest News from the President of CAP - May 2017

08 May 2017

CAP members are busy around the world in their respective Institutes and also in international working groups working on the New Urban Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals and preparations for the next World Urban Forum to be held in Malaysia in February 2018.

CAP currently represents over 40 000 planners from 27countries throughout the Commonwealth including African, Asian, Australasian and Caribbean countries.   CAP also has a Women in Planning network and a Young Planners network and plays a leading role in developing the planning profession and planners throughout the countries of the Commonwealth.

CAP works closely with other key stakeholders, such as UN Habitat, World Urban Campaign, General Assembly of Partners (GAP), Habitat Professionals Forum and the Prince’s Foundation for Building ‘ Community in promoting planning as being essential to sustainable development. CAP has presented at a series of Commonwealth, World Urban Forum and UN Habitat events calling for the endorsement of core values of planning for climate change, health, marine areas and small island states, good governance, gender equality and sustainable inclusive and equitable development. Good planning helps secure manage growth, and contributes to the wellbeing of individuals, communities and natural environments.

CAP will continue to work with our global partners and members to advocate for good planning and to assist the profession and I look forward to leading the association in this important work.

Dy Currie

CAP President

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