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When is World Town Planning Day in 2020?

World Town Planning Day in 2020 is on the Sunday, 8th of Nov (11/08/2020).

World Town Planning Day is on the 313th day of 2020. There are 53 days left in the year.

World Town Planning Day Facts

  • Date: Nov 08, 2020
  • International
  • Also Called: World Urbanism Day
  • Celebrations: Organize an event in your local neighborhood, office or even educational institutionsa and invite some professional planners.
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World Town Planning Day is also known as WTPD, World Day of Urbanism, or World Urbanism Day. The holiday is observed on November 8th every year and aims at promoting the role of planning in creating livable urban communities. World Urbanism Day also creates awareness of the environmental impact created by the development of cities and territories. WTPD brings together professional planners and the general community to see how we can shape the world into an ideal place that we want to live and work in.

What is Urban Planning?

Urban planning is both a technical and political process that looks into the use of land and design of the urban community. Urban planning ensures that there is an orderly development of human and satellite communities. As modern society continues to face unsustainable development, population growth, and climate changes, urban planning becomes an increasingly vital aspect.

History of World Town Planning Day

World Urbanism Day was created in 1949 by Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera from the University of Buenos Aires. He intended to advance public and professional interest in planning both regionally and abroad. Professor Carlos hoped to promote the role played by planners in creating livable conditions.

The American Institute of Certified Planners support this day and promote it through various activities every year. The institute also recognizes and appreciates the achievements of American planners for their role in creating livable urban communities.

Today, the event is gaining popularity across the globe, with 30 countries in four continents observing World Urbanism Day.

How to Celebrate World Town Planning Day

Planning associations and other relevant institutions organize various educational events to help the public understand multiple topics in the local and global context. If there any such events taking place around your area, plan to attend. However, if there aren’t any, you can still watch some of the campaigns online. The World Town Planning Day online conference often telecasts the events, campaigns, and relevant activities for everyone across the world to watch.

Take the initiative also to organize an event in your local neighborhood, office, or even educational institutions. Invite some professional planners, scholars, and politicians to take place in the event. Together with the professionals, help the public understand what proper planning is and how everyone can contribute to creating places we, as well as the future generations, want to live in. To make the event lively, consider running a World Urbanism Day essay contest. You can then reward the writers with the most innovative ideas.

You can also take this opportunity to spread awareness about the significance of planning in your communities. Share your thoughts on social media via the hashtag #WorldUrbanismDay, #WTPD, or #WorldTownPlanningDay. You’ll be amazed at the level of ignorance by most people in your locality.

Why Celebrate World Town Planning Day

There are many reasons why we should observe World Urbanism Day. By celebrating this day, there is worldwide coverage of the ideals of urban and regional planning to both planning professionals and the general public. World Town Planning Day also raises attention to the aims and objectives of urban and regional planning across the world. Most importantly, WTPD highlights the contributions proper planning has made to the global human settlements and arrangements.

Past Themes of World Town Planning Day

2009 – Resilience and Climate Change

2010 – Healthy People, Healthy Planet

2011 – Going Public: Spaces in our Communities

2012 – Smart Communities Connect

2013 – Water and Planning: The Fluid Challenge

2014 – Equality in the City

2015 – Housing Regeneration

2016 – Cities and Climate Change: Local Responses to a Global Challenge

World Town Planning Day Observances


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SaturdaySatJan 04, 2020Jan 04World Braille Day
SaturdaySatJan 11, 2020Jan 11International Thank-You Day
ThursdayThuJan 30, 2020Jan 30World Leprosy Day
WednesdayWedFeb 12, 2020Feb 12Darwin Day
FridayFriFeb 21, 2020Feb 21International Mother Language Day
SaturdaySatFeb 22, 2020Feb 22World Thinking Day
SundaySunMar 01, 2020Mar 01International Day of the Seal
SundaySunMar 08, 2020Mar 08International Women's Day
FridayFriMar 20, 2020Mar 20World Frog Day
SaturdaySatMar 21, 2020Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
SundaySunMar 22, 2020Mar 22World Water Day
MondayMonMar 23, 2020Mar 23World Meteorological Day
TuesdayTueMar 24, 2020Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 28, 2020Mar 28Earth Hour
ThursdayThuApr 02, 2020Apr 02International Children's Book Day
TuesdayTueApr 07, 2020Apr 07World Health Day
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Yuri's Night
ThursdayThuApr 16, 2020Apr 16International Special Librarians Day
TuesdayTueApr 21, 2020Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
WednesdayWedApr 22, 2020Apr 22Earth Day
ThursdayThuApr 23, 2020Apr 23World Book Day
SaturdaySatApr 25, 2020Apr 25World Penguin Day
SaturdaySatApr 25, 2020Apr 25World Malaria Day
SundaySunMay 03, 2020May 03World Press Freedom Day
TuesdayTueMay 05, 2020May 05International Midwives Day
FridayFriMay 08, 2020May 08World Red Cross Day
SundaySunMay 10, 2020May 10World Lupus Day
TuesdayTueMay 12, 2020May 12International Nurses Day
WednesdayWedMay 13, 2020May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
FridayFriMay 15, 2020May 15International Day of Families
MondayMonMay 18, 2020May 18International Museum Day
ThursdayThuMay 21, 2020May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
FridayFriMay 22, 2020May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
SaturdaySatMay 23, 2020May 23World Turtle Day
SundaySunMay 24, 2020May 24World Schizophrenia Day
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Towel Day
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FridayFriJun 05, 2020Jun 05World Environment Day
MondayMonJun 08, 2020Jun 08World Ocean Day
SundaySunJun 14, 2020Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
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SaturdaySatJun 20, 2020Jun 20World Refugee Day
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SundaySunAug 09, 2020Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
MondayMonAug 10, 2020Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
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SundaySunOct 04, 2020Oct 04World Animal Day
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