This joint Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) and International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Special Session is aimed at bringing together planning practitioners and educators and stimulate the discussion on issues associated with: – Future of planning education – coming from planning practice and its needs; – Future on planning practice – as perceived by academia members acting in the area of planning. This should allow focusing on innovative models of cooperation between academia and practice. Within this session at least three types of activities will be covered: – Presentations by representatives of both academia and practice regarding future of planning education and planning practice; – Presentations of the best practices of planning education – developed in participation with professional planners; – Panel discussion on key challenges to planning education coming from changing practice.