Since 1991 ISOCARP has organized Young Planning Professionals’ workshops, intended to stimulate the professional interests and the development of planning skills of young planners. For this purpose ISOCARP is partnering with other institutions, including national and local professional organizations as well as consortiums developed in order to elaborate international cooperation projects.
ISOCARP and the Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC) have recently made an agreement which entails a Young Planning Professionals National Workshop, intended for Chinese and international young planners and being a part of the ISOCARP pre-congress activities.
The YPP workshop will take place in Guangzhou, China from 22-27 May 2016. The theme of the workshop is associated with the regeneration of a large urban area, located in close proximity to Guangzhou city center. This site was one of the pioneer areas leading Guangzhou prosperity in the early 19 century with all trades related to the inner harbor, famous for cultural heritages and traditional southern China architectures. The former commercial and retail center, now under deterioration, needs regeneration and redevelopment.
Young planning professionals with a background in planning, urban design, social sciences, real estate and/or regional economics, geography, or architectural studies (age: max. 35) are welcome to react on the Call for Candidates.