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World Town Planning Day


About World Town Planning Day

World Town Planning Day (WTPD) is an international day celebrating the accomplishments of planners and their contributions to their communities. On November 8, planners in more than 30 countries participate in World Town Planning Day activities annually, a practice that began in 1949.

Canadian Celebration of World Town Planning Day: November 8

CIP supports World Town Planning Day as an opportunity to promote better understanding and awareness of Canadian planners and planning to local communities and all levels of government.

CIP is an organizer of the World Town Planning Day Online Conference. Established in 2009, the online conference is a not-for-profit event that explores a single theme through the perspective of planners around the globe.

Visit for details about the conference.

Celebrate World Town Planning Day in Your Community

CIP invites planners to celebrate the value and contributions of planning and planners in their community. You are invited to: 
  • Share news of your local activities with World Town Planning Day participants from around the world. If you are holding an event, please share it with CIP by emailing
  • Distribute World Town Planning Day messages to town councils and government bodies.
  • Provide a link from your web site to this World Town Planning Day page.

We thank all of our members who support World Town Planning Day, and are grateful for the communities who have shared their celebrations with us.