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Posted: 08. November 2011

Thanks to all who made the 3rd World Town Planning Day Online Conference a success! With registrants from more than 18 countries, we had a great time learning about different aspects of public spaces around the world: from the transformation of Guayaquil, Equador to strategies to regenerate public space at Internet City Dubai.

Posted: 02. November 2011

On the 14th of October, more than 100 people attended the seminar of the IFHP Working Group Spontaneous City in Oostenburg, Amsterdam, organized together with Urhahn Urban Design and sponsored by Stadgenoot. The topic attracted people of different backgrounds and different ages, all eager for a constructive discussion on the conditions of the Spontaneous City in Holland as compared to international examples.

Posted: 19. October 2011
Spontaneous City Seminar - Amsterdam 14th of October

With approximately 100 enthousiastic participants the Spontaneous City Seminar - International Examples took place at Oostenburg, Amsterdam on the 14th of October 2011. It was organised by the IFHP Working Group Spontaneous City in collaboration with Urhan Urban Design and sponsored by Stadgenoot, the developer of the area.

Posted: 28. September 2011
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Many good reactions to the IFHP Tallinn congress! Thanks to all the speakers, participants and others who helped make the congress a success. The Congress report will provided as soon as possible on the website. In the meanwhile, the Congress presentations can be found here


Posted: 07. June 2011

This four-day conference attracted more than 250 researchers and professionals from a staggering 55 countries. Absolutely inspirational was the motivation of all present to break down the traditional disciplinary silos of planning and water management – and try to put them back together again in an integrated manner, recognizing that we can get much better outcomes as a result.

Posted: 03. June 2011

Our partners AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning) have recently brought out the book, Urban Change. The Prospect of Transformation, the result of the 1st AESOP and UN Habitat European Urban Summer School (EUSS)

Posted: 13. June 2010

IFHP is pleased to introduce you to the Implementation Lab, a workshop generally consisting of 3 days that focuses on multifunctional and intensive land use as a basic strategy for rendering cities more climate proof.