AESOP counts on a significant number of partner organisations with common initiatives, such as congresses and workshops which are carried out to promote planning education, planning research and the planning profession. In most cases the articulation between AESOP and its partner organisations is established on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding.

The ECTP-CEU (European Council of Spatial Planners – Conseil Européen des Urbanistes) brings together 27 professional town planning associations and institutes from 25 European countries as well as corresponding members. It is an umbrella association providing its members with a common framework to promote the visibility, recognition of the important societal role played and the practice of planning and urban development in Europe and its teaching, continuing professional development and the definition of professional responsibilities.
The European Regional Science Association (ERSA) is the supranational grouping of national regional science associations across Europe. The main functions of ERSA, apart from promoting the field of regional science, are to organize an Annual European Congress, an Annual Summer School, the EPAINOS prize for young scientists and the EIB-ERSA prize to recognize outstanding regional scientists.
The European Urban Research Association focuses on the promotion of urban research as well as the dissemination and communication of research findings in order to educate the general public. These aims are realised specifically through the organization of public conferences and lectures, the publishing and promotion of scientific results and an international exchange of experience and ideas.
The International Academic Association of Planning, Law, and Property Rights evolved from a congress track on planning and law, held under the auspices of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) in 1999, and from an AESOP Thematic Group on that topic, announced in 2003 at the AESOP congress in Leuven. The main objective of the Association is to foster international academic knowledge exchange on the themes of planning, law, and property rights.
The International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) is a non-governmental network organisation which brokers knowledge in the field of Housing and Planning. It aims to make better cities for people by implementing the New Urban Agenda with their members and partners by connecting the right stakeholders, curating information for the community-of-experts and by organizing tailor-made events.
The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network. Members are planners and other stakeholders involved in the development and maintenance of the built environment.
The International Planning History Society (IPHS) is dedicated to the enhancement of interdisciplinary studies in urban and regional planning history. IPHS was inaugurated in 1993 as a successor association to the Planning History Group (PHG), a British-based organisation founded in 1974.
APERAU brings together institutions of higher education in the French-speaking world that commit themselves to applying the principles of a quality charter in the courses and diplomas they offer in Development and Urbanism. The APERAU also promotes scientific research in the field of planning and urban planning, in all its forms.
UN Habitat MoU via GPEAN
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially- and environmentally-sustainable human settlements, developments and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. UNHabitat envisions well-planned, well-governed, and efficient cities and other human settlements, with adequate housing, infrastructure, and universal access to employment and basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research and outreach in the United States and throughout the world. Members of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning are universities with departments and programmes offering planning degrees or programmes that offer degrees affiliated with planning.
The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals. The UAA is dedicated to creating interdisciplinary spaces for engaging in intellectual and practical discussions about urban life. Through theoretical, empirical, and action-oriented research, it fosters diverse activities to understand and shape a more just and equitable urban world.
Authorized and guided by the Ministry of Education, the committee functions as an organisation of experts who are appointed and supervised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, taking responsibility for providing study, guidance, advice and services to the professional development and talent cultivation in urban and rural planning higher education.
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