Global Planning Education Association Network

The Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) is an international network of planning school associations. GPEAN represents over 360 planning schools in nearly 50 countries around the globe. AAPS represents the African continent within GPEAN. Dr Nancy Odendaal (University of Cape Town) sits on the GPEAN Governing Council on behalf of AAPS. The other associations comprising GPEAN are:

GPEAN, together with its associational members, organizes a World Planning School Congress every five years. The fourth World Planning Schools Congress will be held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in July 2016, with the theme ‘Global Crisis: Planning and Challenges to Spatial Justice’. This international gathering of city and regional planning educators and scholars will be organized by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Planejamento Urbano e Regional (IPPUR/UFRJ) and follows previous events held in Shanghai (2001), Mexico City (2006), and Perth (2011).

GPEAN also coordinates and publishes the Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning book series in association with Routledge. The Dialogues publications offer a selection of the best urban planning scholarship from the world’s planning school associations. The award-winning papers presented in the publications illustrate some of the concerns and discourses of planning scholars, and provide a glimpse into the state of planning theory and practice around the world. Click on the links below to read more about each volume of Dialogues.