With an outreach of 85 countries, ISOCARP Institute participates in a variety of external projects under different programmes (UN-Habitat, European Union), and collaborates with world renowed organisations such as, World Health Organization, United Nations, UN-Habitat, UNOPS, Strelka, etc.

Current Projects



EU H2020 Project

+CityxChange is a smart city project granted funding by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It brings the two aspiring Lighthouse Cities Trondheim (NO) and Limerick (IE) together with distinguished five Follower Cities to underline their ambition to achieve sustainable urban ecosystems that have zero emissions and establish a 100% renewable energy city-region by 2050.

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EU H2020 Project

VARCITIES is an ambitious project that puts the citizens and the “human communities” at the centre of future cities’ visionThe project officially started in September 2020 and it will last until February 2025.


Seven Pilot Cities will test and implement a series of innovative nature-based actions that support creativity, inclusivity, health, and happiness.

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EU H2020 Project

JUSTNature is a nature-based solutions (NbS) project granted funding by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Based on the principle of the right to ecological space, It brings seven City Practice Labs (CiPels) to underline their ambition to achieve just transition toward low carbon cities.

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Water Areas Vision for Europe (WAVE) aims to create integrated knowledge and visions for sustainable water landscapes in Europe. WAVE Living Labs Constanta (RO), Bucharest (RO) , Naples (IT), Tartu (EE), Brussels (BE), Freising (GE), and Nürtingen (GE) will bring educational institutions and communities together to collaborate. During the WAVE project the universities will partner with local NGOs, schools, stakeholders, and other beneficiary groups to initiate the resolution of water related landscape challenges specific to their local contexts.



Horizon Europe

Urban Planning and design ready for 2030 (UP2030) is a climate-neutral and smart cities project aiming to provide “guidance” for cities to reach their climate-neutral goals. The project involves a total of 46 participants, including 12 countries from the European Union.


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Horizon Europe

Democratising jUst Sustainability Transitions (DUST) project will develop and operationalise novel participatory instruments for proactive and strategic citizen engagement in sustainability transitions at the regional scale. The project addresses a defining societal and democratic challenge for Europe, especially in structurally weak regions dependent on energy-intensive industries, which will be most affected by transitions towards a more sustainable future.

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Future Projects


Horizon Europe

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Completed Projects


Our Capabilities

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

Through our new branch – the ISOCARP Institute Academy – we facilitate our vast network and train young professionals and public representatives through our Young Planning Professionals Programme, seminars, and online education. More



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