World Town Planning Day 2018

On Wednesday November 7, the Urban & Regional Planning Program in the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning is celebrating World Town Planning Day 2018. Join us for a talk, “Planning for Our Growth,” by Garrett Phillips from the City of San Antonio’s Planning Department. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at 5pm in the Buena Vista St. Building’s Aula Canaria Lecture Hall on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The international organization for World Town Planning Day (WTPD) was founded in 1949 by Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires to advance public and professional interest in planning, both locally and abroad. Since then, WTPD is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each November. It is a special day to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities. We believe World Town Planning Day presents an excellent opportunity to look at urban and regional planning from a global perspective.

As has been indicated by the American Planning Association we celebrate World Town Planning Day:

• to draw attention to the aims, objectives, and progress of urban and regional planning around the globe

• to engage local citizens and officials in the value of planning and to participate in shaping their community

• to highlight the valuable contributions sound planning has made to the quality of global human settlements and their environment

• to give worldwide coverage to the ideals of urban and regional planning not only within the profession but also among the general public