This autumn another 10 cities and municpalities and one province in Flanders (B) signed ECTP-CEU’s Charter on participative democracy. Our member VRP is promoting local authorities to sign the charter and to exchange best practices in taking citizens on board in spatial planning processes. Foto’s form signing events in Ghent and Bruges. ECTP-CEU is encouraging all our members to promote local authorities within their countries to sign our charter.
Janet Askew, President of ECTP-CEU was invited to make the opening remarks for the conference which was held in Bratislava on 27th September 2022. The ECTP-CEU co-operated with SPA-CE.NET and AUÚP to hold a conference with SPECTRA CE EU at STU in Bratislava, with the inspiring theme, ‘Future of the Traces of modernity: public mass housing neighbourhoods’. The conference included a set of 10 presentations from ECTP-CEU Young Planners, showcasing their research and case studies, offering solutions to the ubiquitous problems of the regeneration of public mass housing neighbourhoods. Their work will be published soon on the ECTP-CEU website. Janet Askew’s speech to the conference
The European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP-CEU) stands in solidarity with the planners and citizens of Ukraine against the destructive invasion of their country. As an organisation which represents the planning profession across the countries of Europe, we condemn the unprovoked and catastrophic attack on Ukraine. The Ukraine people have demonstrated just how much they believe in collective action – people and communities working together – which is at the heart of planning. One day the country will be free of conflict and it is going to need rebuilding. Planners across Europe will support the Ukrainians in whatever way they can to help
Invitation to participate in the Espon open consultation The 4 themes/questions highlighted are in line with the issues of the profession and it would be interesting if you could share your experience (deadline 14/02/2022) Dear colleagues, The ESPON EGTC is in the process of developing the first four Thematic Action Plans (TAPs) for the next generation of the ESPON programme. These TAPs will bundle different activities under a specific thematic heading to guarantee a coherent approach to scientific evidence production and tailored knowledge development, which shall eventually support policy making on all levels of governance. The first four TAPs address
ECTP was actively involved as European stakeholder in this Ljubljana agreement. For the past two years, we participated at the various EU- presidency meetings and highlighted the importance of integrated urban planning and incorporating planning professionals in the urban agenda projects. For more info, see: Informal meeting of Ministers for Urban Matters Informal meeting of ministers responsible for urban matters on urban development and green measures Urban Agenda for the EU – 2021 update Joris Scheers ECTP – EU Policy Chair
At its Autumn General Assembly in Athens on 5 November 2021, the European Council of Town Planners (ECTP-CEU) elected its new Executive Committee (ExCo) for the next four years until autumn 2025. Its composition is as follows: Janet Askew, RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute – United Kingdom), as President; Markus Hedorfer, ASSURB (Associazione Nazionale degli Urbanisti e dei Pianificatori Territoriali e Ambientali, National Association of Town and Country Planners and Environmental Planners – Italy), as Vice-President ; Chantal Guillet, SFU (Société Française des Urbanistes, French Society of Urban Planners – France), as Secretary General Gerhard Vittinghoff, bAIK (Bundeskammer der ZiviltechnikerInnen,