The Brussels-Capital Region will be hosting this year the 58th edition of the ISOCARP World Planning Congress of City and Regional Planners. The topic of this edition will be “From Wealthy to Healthy Cities”. Planners from all over the world are invited to contribute to this event by proposing a research paper, track presentation or roundtable participation. Contribution abstracts must be submitted before the 30th of May.
For the first time, Brussels is the host city of this event and State Secretary, Pascal Smet, was appointed by the Government as host of the congress. This unique event will be organised from 3 to 6 October 2022 and will include technical tours, plenary sessions, workshops, walkshops and networking events, related to urbanism and town planning. The different organising partners are in full preparation of the congress. From 20 to 22 April an ISOCARP delegation visited Brussels. This was the opportunity for the local organising partners Urban, perspective.brussels, and Environment Brussels to meet the ISOCARP organisation, to discuss different steps and to visit various urban development projects in relation with the topic of this forthcoming congress.
A theme that meets the objectives of the Region, which aims to improve the living environment of the inhabitants of Brussels, especially in the densest central neighbourhoods. Public and open spaces are an integral part of the urbanity and fulfil many functions. In others words, they are essential for a healthy and livable city. The idea behind this Congress is simple: our living environment determines our health!
With this Call for Contributions, planners, urbanists, professionals and placemakers from all over the world are invited to be part of the Congress Programme. The Call for contributions is open in different categories:
- Research Paper + Track Presentation during the congress
- Research Paper
- Case Study + Track Presentation during the congress
- Proposal for Special Sessions + Roundtables
- Roundtable Participation
Important dates for the Call:
- 30th May : abstract submission deadline
- 30th August: final submission deadline