Urban Planning and Design

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2022 - 2025
Last Updated
27 March 2023


GPEAN will continue to be involved in the WUF and Urban Thinkers Campus Events. GPEAN is committed to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and promotion of SDG’s and will work towards that end through World Planning Schools Congresses where pressing issues such as mitigation and adaptation to climate chance, equity, social inclusion, socio-spatial justice and equal distribution of resources, equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility, climate justice and just transition etc. will be addressed as major themes. GPEAN Dialogues Series will also continue to focus on these thematic areas publishing scientific research in these areas and continue to be an important vehicle to share knowledge. GPEAN will also focus on these themes through various seminars and round table discussions it organizes and will contribute to the sharing of knowledge and experience in these areas and raise awareness. Most importantly, GPEAN will continue to encourage the inclusion of these thematic areas in the curriculum of planning schools of its member associations.

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility and public space (most indicators at outcome level measure institutional outcome), Increased and secure access to land and adequate and affordable housing, Effective settlements growth and regeneration, Improved spatial connectivity and productivity of cities and regions, Increased and equitably distributed locally generated revenues, Reduced greenhouse emissions and improved air quality, Improved resource efficiency and protection of ecological assets, Effective adaptation of communities and infrastructure to climate change, Enhanced social integration and inclusive communities

Level of Activity


Lead Entity

Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN)

Key Dates

Start year: 6/29/2022

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development