Open Call for Board of Directors of the ISOCARP Institute


The ISOCARP Institute announces the renewal of its governance with the appointment of a new Board of Directors! We are now accepting applications for this role.

The Board of Directors will be composed of three members, who shall be ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) members, serving for a period of three years.

We are looking for individuals that represent and embody the diversity of the urban planning practice, in terms of: gender balance, geographical global representation and professional expertise. The new Board of Directors of the ISOCARP Institute shall take office by 1st September 2024.

Read the full Terms of Reference here.

Interested? Apply through this form by 30th June 2024 23:59 CET.

For questions and inquiries, please contact both (cc’d):


Event: Urban Future 24

UPCOMING EVENT: URBAN FUTURE 24 We're a proud partner

The ISOCARP Institute is a proud partner of Urban Future 24, to be held in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) between June 5th and 7th 2024.

This outstanding European event brings together city changers, urban planners, politicians, educators, city officials and experts from 100 cities worldwide to share valuable know-how and expertise on sustainable cities. From big lessons learned, to innovative solutions found, to practical strategies shared, the event features inspiring sessions, field trips and fascinating side events.

The Institute invites all interested parties to attend and meet us there! We are happy to connect, exchange ideas and find space for new collaborations and projects.

Find the event’s programme here, and buy tickets following this link.



New project announcement: SPADES

SPADES (Spatial Planning And DEsign with Soil)

We are proud to announce our participation in SPADES (Spatial Planning And DEsign with Soil), a new research project funded by the EU research and innovation framework programme for 21-27, Horizon Europe. A key project under the EU Mission A Soil Deal for Europe, SPADES will strive to integrate soil considerations into the planning practice across Europe. As one of the core partners of the project, our role will be to lead research activities to evaluate the potential of soil in spatial strategies, compiling inventories of practices for soil assessment and soil integration. We will also contribute to the uptake of best practices by the planning and design sector.

SPADES will enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of planning practices, directly echoing our mission of upholding professional excellence in planning and advancing sustainable planning practices.

We, the ISOCARP Institute, will strive to increase awareness at the global stage of the importance of soil in spatial planning. We are convinced that the new knowledge and tools developed by SPADES will benefit planners worldwide.

Stay tuned for more information as the project kicks off in the last quarter of 2024!