ECTP-CEU Newsletter
February 2018

AWARDS  2018





The XIIth European Urban and Regional Planning Awards: call is OPEN

Airports, Cities and Urban development

Airports, Cities and urban development
The European Council of Town Planners considers the importance of Airports Cities in the development of metropolitan areas since the beginning of the 20th century.
Aviation and urban planning have developed in parallel over the last century and play together a major role in the future of human society.
Both can be considered in their role of polarization of human activities and planetary diffusion of culture and local specificities.

Through the 12th European Urban and Regional Planning Awards, the European Council of Spatial Planners wishes to reward the best projects, realized or in progress, research and prospective that show how Spatial Planning integrates airports in the development of cities, metropolises and regions.

The European Urban and Regional Planning Award allows the European Council of Spatial Planners to promote the concrete implementation of the Charter of European Planning approved in April 2013 in Barcelona.

Go online for the Info Brochure and the submission form !

Deadline of reception of all entries: 31 March 2018

LE XIIe GRAND PRIX DE L’URBANISME EUROPEEN 2017 – 2018: l’appel aux projets est OUVERT

Aéroports, Villes et Developpement Urbain

Villes Aéroports
Le Conseil Européen des Urbanistes considère l’importance des Villes Aéroports dans le développement des aires métropolitaines depuis le début du 20è siècle.

L’aviation et l’urbanisme se sont développés en parallèle depuis 1 siècle et jouent ensemble un rôle majeur pour l’avenir de la société humaine.
L’un et l’autre peuvent être considérés dans leur rôle de polarisation des activités humaines et de diffusion planétaire des cultures et des spécificités locales.

A travers le 12è Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme Européen, le Conseil Européen des Urbanistes souhaite récompenser les meilleurs projets, réalisés ou en cours de réalisation, recherches et prospectives qui montrent comment l’urbanisme intègre les aéroports dans le développement des villes, métropoles et régions.

Le Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme Européen permet au Conseil Européen des Urbanistes de valoriser la mise en application concrète pour les territoires de la Charte de l’Urbanisme Européen qu’il a approuvé en avril 2013 à Barcelone.

Rendez-vous en ligne pour obtenir la Brochure d’info et télécharger le formulaire de candidature ! 


ECTP-CEU at the Davos Declaration 2018

ECTP experts Vit Rezac,  Luc-Emile Bouche-Florin and Joris Scheers intensely participated at the preparation and final approval of the Davos declaration for High quality Baukultur, last January 2018.

In advance of the Annual Meeting of the Davos-WEF, the Davos declaration, which highlights pathways for politically and strategically promoting the concept of a high-quality Baukultur in Europe was approved. The Davos Declaration emphasises the central role of culture in the quality of our living environment. It reminds us that building is culture and creates space for culture. Taking a holistic approach, stressing the importance of Spatial planning, the joint responsibility of politics and society for the built environment is stressed and a European policy of achieving high-quality Baukultur is called for.

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IN BUDAPEST, 23-24 MAY, 2018

We are happy to announce the forthcoming conference organised by the Corvinus University of Budapest in collaboration with the European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP-CEU) and the Hungarian Society for Urban Planning.

· International conference with specific focus on Central and Eastern Europe
· Plenary sessions, workshops and on-site sessions
· Paper proposals from different disciplines are invited.
· Publication of full papers in the Conference Proceedings
· Venue in the very centre of Budapest


For further information, please visit our webpage

In case of any other questions, please do not hesitate contact:

On behalf of
GEO Institute
of Corvinus University of Budapest

Survey shared from our Estonian member Eesti Planeerijate Ühing (EPÜ)

This survey is compiled by the Spatial Design Expert Group at the Government Office in Estonia. The aim of this survey is to gather information on processes, mechanisms and instruments for implementing architectural policies and/or other strategic spatial development plans or programmes in the EU member states and other countries.

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Europa Nostra publishes Learning Kits on Fundraising, Advocacy and Education for heritage organisations

At the beginning of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europa Nostra issued Learning Kits for heritage civil society organisations on three crucial topics: Fundraising, Awareness-Raising & Advocacy, and Citizen Engagement & Education. The Learning Kits provide innovative and practical approaches to these topics and bring together dozens of outstanding examples from 21 countriesacross Europe. These digital publications, which were produced with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, are available online and can be easily read and shared.

See here all info and consult the Learning Kits

Contact Info:

ECTP-CEU (aisbl)

European Council of Spatial Planners / Conseil Européen des Urbanistes

Brussels Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations Offices
Avenue d’Auderghem 63 – B-1040 Bruxelles /
Oudergemlaan 63, B-1040 Brussels

Tel : +32 (0) 470 350 432

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