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 them to plan the reconstruction of their country and restore their communities, homes, environment and economy.
Beyond the borders of Ukraine, the professional planners of the ECTP-CEU will continue to play an important role in responding to and planning for the unexpected pressures brought about by the large-scale movement of people in search of peace.