World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each November. It is a special day to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities.
Urban planning is a political and technical process concerned with the use of land and design of the urban environment. It is responsible for ensuring the orderly development of human settlements and satellite communities. The importance of urban planning is increasing, as modern society faces issues of unsustainable development, climate change, and population growth.
In 1949, Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires founded the international organization for World Town Planning Day. He wanted to advance professional and public interest in planning, both locally and internationally. Currently, the event is celebrated in thirty countries on four continents.
World Urbanism Day events are typically organized by national and local planning associations. They focus on drawing attention to the aims and progress of urban and regional planning, highlighting the contributions made by planning to the quality of human settlements, promoting the ideals of urban and regional planning across the globe.