Why should you join ISOCARP?

The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional city and regional planners. ISOCARP was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network. 

Today, our network brings together individual and institutional members from more than 85 countries worldwide. We are planners and other stakeholders involved in the development and maintenance of the built environment. ISOCARP represents a unique network of a diverse individual as well as institutional members

Is your organisation a municipality, research institute, planning association, national or regional authority, private practice, NGO or any other organisation working with the built environment? Do you want to support your employees' professional growth and build relations with other local, regional and international actors? Do you want to show what your city is good at? By joining ISOCARP, you will enjoy a broad range of benefits:

  • get discounted rates on Congresses, publications as well as at events of affiliated organisations
  • become part of a global membership-based network of city and regional planners, and institutions
  • appoint an official representative(s) from your institution, who enjoys all the benefits of individual membership
  • exhibit your institution's work at the ISOCARP Annual World Congress
  • employees of an institutional member can apply for Affiliate Membership that grants reduced membership fees on individual membership
  • regular networking opportunities with other institutions and members from more than 85 countries
  • receive regular newsletters, updates and publications
  • have access to the exclusive members' area of the ISOCARP website to connect with people and find events, information and publications
  • engage with international organisations, like the UN-Habitat, UNESCO, Council of Europe and other UN bodies, which officially recognise ISOCARP