Brussels to host the ISOCARP World Planning Congress from 3/10/2022 to 7/10/2022

The Brussels-Capital Region in Belgium has been selected as the host city for ISOCARP’s 58th World Planning Congress. will ensure the organisation of this event on the theme of “From Wealthy to Healthy Cities”.

The congress will take place from 3 to 7 October 2022, and will include technical tours, plenary sessions, workshops, walkshops and networking events, on urbanism and regional planning.

The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) has more than 700 members (professional city and regional planners) in 85+ countries. The organisation’s most prominent event is its annual congress, which is always organised in collaboration with a host city.

The Brussels-Capital Region has been selected as the host city for the 2022 event. Pascal Smet, State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region for Urbanism and Heritage, European and International Relations, has been designated by the Brussels government to oversee the organisation of the event. The regional public service will ensure the organisation in cooperation with and and with the support of

Many events will be organised in cooperation with European and international institutions located in Brussels. The main events will take place in a unique venue in the city. Technical tours, walkshops and workshops will take place in various locations in the Brussels-Capital Region.


“From Wealthy to Healthy Cities”, urbanism and planning, a driving force for the well-being and health of inhabitants

The theme fosters a global debate on the evolution of post-COVID cities and a better consideration of health in planning.

The congress will be an international platform for exchange on the solutions at different territorial scales that urban planners and other experts in this field can bring.

The health of the populations of all large metropolises is influenced by the concentration of activities, social inequalities, mobility patterns, air quality and climatic impacts. It is important to act on health determinants that can be tackled in an integrated way through planning, public and green spaces, housing, mobility or eco-social inclusion.

The Brussels territorial development policy aims to improve the qualities of living, especially in the densest central neighbourhoods, contributing to a healthy living environment. Public and green spaces are an integral part of this urbanity and fulfil many functions. They are therefore indispensable for a healthy and liveable city.

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