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The 10th European Urban and Regional Planning Awards
ECTP-CEU, with the support of the Committee of Regions is proud to organise the 10th European Urban and Regional Planning Awards in partnership with SPECIAL project and Intelligent Energy Europe in collaboration with the TCPA (Town and Country Planning Association).
This partnership enhances the integration of sustainable energy and spatial planning.
The ECTP-CEU’s European Urban and Regional Planning Awards give recognition to planning strategies, schemes or developments which make an outstanding contribution to the quality of life in urban and rural regions of Europe.
This is also a particular opportunity now that we have refreshed the European Charter of Spatial Planning stressing the emergency for strategy, participation processes and sustainable development in all processes of spatial planning.
The Award will be open to spatial planners and municipalities from the 47 European Countries of the Council of Europe.
Founded in 1985, ECTP-CEU (European Council of Spatial Planners - Conseil Européen des Urbanistes) brings together 25 professional town planning associations and institutes from 23 European countries as well as corresponding members. It is an umbrella association providing its members with a common framework to promote the visibility, recognition of the important societal role and practice of planning and urban development in Europe and its teaching, continuing professional development and the definition of professional responsibilities.
ECTP-CEU sets standards of education and conduct for the planning profession; engages in dialogue with local, national and European government, identifies, and rewards examples of good planning all over Europe in particular through its "Awards" (see infra "events").
ECTP-CEU Actions – Working Groups
Taking forward work to facilitate the free movement of planners: an ECTP-CEU working group on the recognition of spatial qualification in Europe is working with AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning) and EFLA (European Federation of Landscape Architects) towards recognition of professional qualifications and education, maintaining and developing negotiations with DG Internal Market to obtain recognition for planning as a profession and continuing work to establish a common basis for professional practice through the Education Task Force and other forums.
Vision for Spatial Planning of the XXI century
The ECTP-CEU’s vision for Spatial Planning in the 21st century is recorded in three publications: "Try it this way", "Fifteen Steps towards Territorial Cohesion" and "The New Charter of Athens" available in several European languages. A revision of the Charter is underway to ensure that it remains relevant response to emerging challenges.
The ECTP-CEU has established a special working group to offer young planners the opportunity to create a network across Europe and prepare the future of spatial planning in Europe, drawing on its policy work on territorial cohesion and its economic, social and environmental dimensions.
GIS & 3D
Like all disciplines, planning needs to use new tools, in particular the GIS (Geographic Information System) and 3D modelling.
In this regard, ECTP-CEU participates since 2011, in the “Imagina Forum” held annually in Monaco presenting the latest research techniques and software for GIS and 3D. In 2011, ECTP-CEU co-chaired the event with FNAU (Fédération Nationale des Agences d'Urbanisme, France), the SRL (Vereinigung für Stadt-, Regional-und Landesplanung, Germany) and the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
During 2012 the Working group on Climate Changes involved ECTP-CEU in Intelligent Energy in Europe programme, developed by the EU.
ECTP-CEU Actions – Events & Calendar
Awards: Since the early 1990’s the ECTP-CEU has organised, the European Urban and Regional Planning Awards every two years. Since 2010, these awards have been supported by and are in collaboration with the Committee of the Regions of the European Union where the ceremony is held concurrently with the COTER (Commission for Territorial Cohesion) assembly of local and regional elected at their Brussels location. The ECTP-CEU is also setting up for 2013 a European Spatial Planners’ Award.
Conferences: ECTP-CEU regularly organises conferences , sometimes during its General Assembly, and has, amongst others, organised a series of three conferences in London, Paris and Llubjana on "Territorial Cohesion in Europe", participated in the Centennial of the SFU (Société Française des Urbanistes) and is actively involved in events related to the Decade of Planning (see below).
Calendar: ECTP-CEU publishes on its website a calendar of European and Worldwide events related to spatial planning while providing targeted research (by theme, date, organization, etc.)..
ECTP-CEU Actions – Publications
In addition to the above mentioned publications (see "Vision for Spatial Planning of the XXI century"), ECTP-CEU publishes the result of the conferences self-organised or in which ECTP-CEU participated and publishes a Newsletter in relation to its website.
ECTP-CEU Actions – Professional assistance
ECTP-CEU is gradually setting up a registry of cross-border experts and plans which will provide, through its website, a tailored selection of calls for tender.
The ECTP has relationships with the following institutions, with representative delegates who report to the General Assembly:
ECTP-CEU is composed of full members (European national planners institutes & associations) and corresponding members such as regions, municipalities, faculties, associations related with urban and regional planning, planning offices, and planning research organizations. With the exception of voting rights at the General Assembly, corresponding members also participate in all ECTP-CEU activities.
ECTP-CEU Executive Committee
President: Henk van der Kamp (IPI), Vice President: Joris Scheers (VRP), Secretary-General: Dominique Lancrenon (SFU), Treasurer: Michael Stein (SFR) , Administrators: Vincent Goodstadt (RTPI), Ignacio Pemán Gavín (AETU), João M. P. Teixeira (AUP).
For more information on ECTP-CEU:
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