The 3 Pillars of ISOCARP Institute
ISOCARP Institute aims to distil and further capitalise the urban knowledge of ISOCARP members and urban professionals by initiating, developing and managing research activities related to urban development. Institute Research is exploring and identifying research topics and programmes, developing research ideas and exploring urban development trends.
We actively contribute to the urban research community through our work on research projects, publications, and strong network of academic professionals. Our work carries on the contribution to EU and global research projects initiated by the International Society of City and Regional Planners since 2016.
In November 2018, the project Positive City Exchange (+CxC) started and constitutes the first project solely operated within the Institute. ISOCARP Institute has been granted EU funding from other H2020 funded project on the various topics; VARCITIES (2020-2025), JUSTNature (2021-2026), DUST (2023-2026), and UP2030 (2023-2025)
In our research project we focus on a wide range of fields related to urban development, such as climate mitigation and adaptation, urban resilience, public spaces, smart cities, urban culture and heritage, etc. We always seek for new programmes and collaboration with other partners and organisations.
The Institute’s prime strengths include supporting cross-border collaboration globally; upholding professional excellence in planning; offering trainings advancing sustainable planning; increasing awareness of major development trends and promoting best practices; all while serving as a “Urban Think Tank” facilitating the generation and dissemination of knowledge for better cities.
We contribute actively to the urban research community through our work on EU Research Projects, publications, academic exchange, and strong network of academic professionals. More
We support public and private institutions through a variety of programmes, including the Urban Planning Advisory Teams (UPATs), technical assistance and review, building upon over 55 years of knowledge generation. More