With over 150 members, AESOP is the only representation body which brings together the Planning Schools of Europe. Given this unique position, AESOP will strengthen its profile as a professional body. AESOP will mobilize its resources taking a leading role and entering its expertise into ongoing debates and initiatives regarding planning education and planning qualification of future professionals. AESOP will promote its agenda with politicians and all other key stakeholders in place development and management across Europe.
Promoted by of APSA, AESOP, ACSP and ANSAPS, the first World Planning Schools Congress was held in Tongji University in July, 2001. And there were nearly 1000 officials, scholars of urban planning, educators, students and practitioners gathered making a deep discuss on the common achievements in urban planning and construction, communicating actively on working experience, as well as referring to practical experience of the other countries, cities and research partners. Therefore it made a full success.
According to the common sense of the above paragraph, to deliver the spirit to the whole world, 10 countries and transnational planning educational organizations, gathered signing the SHANGHAI STATEMENT on July 14th, which declares:
on the goal of increasing mutual communication in order to improve the quality and visibility of planning and planning education. To achieve this, it was agreed to establish a global planning education association network and committees to plan holding the second World Planning Schools Congress and to develop an inclusive communication network.
Here you see the web page of Global Planning Education Association Network directed by the spirit of the Shanghai Statement.
Here we also provide various urban planning organizations with opportunities for mutual communication and immediate report on the significant events of worldwide urban planning, discussing on the developing tide of planning theory, even further, improving the function of urban planning in public life, in order to build a city system which is sustainable and impelling.
Anpur é uma entidade jurídica de direito privado, sem fins lucrativos, que congrega programas universitários de pós-graduação e entidades brasileiras que desenvolvem ensino e/ou pesquisa no campo dos estudos urbanos e regionais e do planejamento urbano e regional.
É uma associação pluridisciplinar e aberta, cujas finalidades principais abrangem: o incentivo ao estudo, ao ensino e à pesquisa nesse campo do conhecimento; a divulgação de informações e a troca de experiências referentes a essas áreas de atuação; a promoção de reuniões científicas objetivando o intercâmbio de informações entre os integrantes das instituições associadas e, também, com outras associações congêneres, nacionais e estrangeiras.
Fundada em 1983 por cinco programas, a ANPUR desde então ampliou significativamente o número e o espectro de instituições associadas e filiadas, reunindo hoje cinqüenta e duas, atuantes nas áreas do urbanismo, da geografia, da economia, da administração pública, das ciências sociais e outras.
São feitos Encontros Nacionais a cada dois anos, dos quais são regularmente publicados os Anais. Em 1997 a ANPUR instituiu o Prêmio Brasileiro "Política e Planejamento Urbano e Regional", que é uma premiação bienal, que contempla a produção nesse amplo campo de atividades nas categorias: livro, tese de doutorado e dissertação de mestrado. Em 1999 a ANPUR lançou a Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais, com periodicidade semestral. Em 2003, foi instituído o Prêmio Milton Santos, para a categoria melhor artigo.
No campo das relações interinstitucionais, a ANPUR é associada à SBPC - Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência e mantém relações com outras sociedades científicas nacionais e com instituições congêneres de outros países e regiões.
L’Association des Programmes Universitaires Canadiens en Urbanisme (APUCU) regroupe 18 universités, offrant un total de 24 programmes de formation professionnelle en aménagement et en urbanisme reconnus par l’Institut canadien des urbanistes (ICU). L’objectif principal de l’association est de promouvoir l’excellence de l’enseignement, de la recherche et de la pratique de la planification.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) is a consortium of university-based programs offering credentials in urban and regional planning. Acting together, the ACSP member school faculty are able to express their shared commitments to understanding the dynamics of urban and regional development, enhancing planning practices, and improving the education of both novice and experienced planners.
The ACSP promotes education, research, service, and outreach in the United States and throughout the world. It is committed to recognizing the diverse needs and interests in planning. It seeks to strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement as well as through participation in the accreditation process. The ACSP believes that planning education should extend beyond the classroom and into the world of practice working closely with practicing professionals and communities.
L'Association pour la Promotion de l'Enseignement et de la Recherche en Aménagement et Urbanisme (APERAU) a été créée en 1984. Elle réunissait alors les six institutions formant en France l'urbanisme et l'aménagement sur une base pluridisciplinaire, lesquelles s'étaient réunies avec plusieurs objectifs:
Mettre en commun les expériences acquises depuis dix à quinze ans (la plupart avaient été créées dans la période qui avait suivi 1968).
Distinguer les formations pratiquant une réelle pluridisciplinarité et associant études théoriques et pratique professionnelle des nombreuses formations, généralement issues d'une seule discipline, qui prétendaient occuper le même champ.
Répondre à des critiques formulées dans les milieux professionnels sur la qualité de la formation en urbanisme et aménagement.
L'APERAU rassemble actuellement vingt-quatre institutions universitaires spécialisées dans la formation en aménagement et en urbanisme, réparties à travers toute la francophonie. On y offre une cinquantaine de programmes de formation à tous les cycles faisant l'objet d'une évaluation périodique fondée sur le respect de la Charte APERAU. Celle-ci fonde les choix pédagogiques sur la pluridisciplinarité et sur la recherche d'un équilibre entre les apports théoriques et opérationnels.
ANZAPS is an informal network of planning educators. ANZAPS primary function is the exchange of information and ideas about planning education between planning educators. This includes teaching skills and techniques, research into planning education, and discussion on key content issues. In addition, ANZAPS wishes to promote planning as a career, and to maintain and develop links with international planning schools and associations.
Members of ANZAPS are drawn largely from planning programs accredited by PIA , the Planning Institute of Australia and the NZPI, the New Zealand Planning Institute. ANZAPS also includes people with an interest in planning education who are not necessarily directly involved in the field.
ANZAPS operates independently of the Planning Institutes, but works cooperatively with the Institutes on matters concerning planning education.
The Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA) is a non-profit and non-political association that aims at providing opportunities for scholars and planners to discuss issues related to planning, to exchange opinions and understand problems of planning in Asian countries, and to foster new generations of academics and professional planners in Asia.
The Association was founded in August 1993 at the 2nd International Congress of Asian Planning Schools in Hong Kong that was organized by Dr. Anthony Yeh of the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, University of Hong Kong on 25-27 August 1993 as part of the celebration programme of the 80th anniversary of the University. This Congress was a follow up activities of the 1st International Congress of City and Regional Planning Schools/Departments of Asian Universities organized by Prof. Sadao Watanabe, Department of Urban Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo, at the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan in 11-12 November 1991. In that meeting, Prof. Watanabe explored with the participants the idea of setting up a more formal organization for further exchange. This idea was further explored in the 2nd International Congress. The participants from 15 countries in Asia participated in the Congress felt that there is a need to establish a formal network for exchange and collaboration and particularly to enhance urban and regional planning education and research in Asia. Representatives from 19 planning schools in Asia from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Pakistan, People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam agreed to form the Asian Planing Schools Association to achieve these objectives.
AAPS is a voluntary, peer-to-peer network of higher education-based programmes and departments which educate and train city/urban and regional planners.
The aim of AAPS is to facilitate information exchange between planning schools mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa; and between AAPS and planning school associations in other parts of the world. To this end, AAPS is a member of the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) which links the nine planning schools associations across the globe.
This website is intended to promote information exchange, share information on planning debates and publications, distribute notifications of conferences, workshops and other events, and assist planning academics with information on staff exchange possibilities and sabbatical placements. The website will also assist with capacity building to support planning education in Africa and to this end it will carry discussion groups on planning educational issues. It is supported through a partnership with the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.