The United Nation's World Urban Forum in Nanjing (WUF 4) will be preceded by the Global Planners’ Congress in Zhenjiang (China) and address the global issues of urbanisation, poverty and climate change. These two events will provide major opportunities for those of us engaged in planning to have a greater impact on the global agenda. A critical challenge for us is to increase capacity to respond to the challenges of the 21st century to plan sustainable settlements for the world's growing urban population.
The RTPI, with the support of the Commonwealth Association of Planners and Lincoln Institute, is therefore seeking to assess the existing global planning capacity  in terms of legal competences, professional skills, inclusive processes, and civic leadership and vision. AESOP members are warmly invited to complete the web-based self-diagnostic assessment of their personal experience.
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