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ISOCARP is a global, non-governmental organisation, a network of professional planners, recognised by the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe. Members are planners and other stakeholders involved in the development and maintenance of the built environment.

The objectives of ISOCARP are to improve cities and territories through planning practice, training, education and research. ISOCARP promotes the planning profession in all its aspects. ISOCARP keeps its focus on being a politically and commercially independent network of professional planners. It has grown into a world-wide organisation but has also kept a strong European emphasis.

The Society aims at becoming a more global organisation and is particularly looking for a stronger base in Asia, Latin America and Africa. However, it is also important to strengthen the traditional European base. The main tools of ISOCARP are the yearly congresses, symposia, workshops and publications.

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