World Town Planning Day Celebrated throughout NZ

On 8 November, the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) will join thousands of planners and sister institutes across 30 countries and four continents to celebrate and recognize the role of planning and planners in creating liveable communities.

World Town Planning Day was founded in Argentina by Professor Carlos Mara della Paolera in 1949, the year he also founded the Instituto Superior de Urbanismo at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. His aim was to "advance public and professional interest in planning both locally and abroad" and create "a special day to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities.

This years celebration of WTPD will also include the recognition by NZPI of Distinguished Service by two icons within the planning profession.

In addition to the above activities NZPI has coordinated a number of events across the country and beyond to highlight the positive role of planners in supporting communities and sustainable development - please click here for details

For further information contact CEO NZPI, Susan Houston 09 520 6277 or