Congress Programme

The programme is still in its draft version and is subject to change without prior notice. 


Plenary Sessions include:

  •        Introductory report to the Congress theme
  •        International and local keynote speakers
  •        Congress summary and discussion
  •        ISOCARP's 55th Anniversary Celebration
  •        Awards Presentations
  •        UPATs and YPP presentations


Parallel Sessions include:

  •        Thematic presentations in 7 parallel tracks
  •        Roundtables
  •        Workshops and seminars on local and regional issues
  •        Special sessions
  •        Urban Planning Advisory Teams seminar
  •        Awards Seminar
  •        ISOCARP Institute seminar 

Side events include:

  •        Training and Workshops
  •        Networking opportunities
  •        Mentoring meetings

Technical Tours related to the themes include*:

  •       Education City
  •       Al Janoub Stadium , Khalifa International Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium
  •       Qatar National Museum
  •       Lusail 

The Congress will also include a series of Special Sessions and Forums, including:

  • Participation Session: Community-based planning, local empowerment and self-organisation 
  • Youth Forum:  Focusing on Young Planners ideas and concepts regarding the urban future (including lessons learnt from ISOCARP YPPs projects).
  • Planning Sessions: Innovative and inspiring planning practices (including discussions on results and lessons learnt from ISOCARP UPATs projects as well as presentations from planning practice – invitation will be extended to ISOCARP members and their companies).
  • Education Forum: Addressing the growing needs for planning education and long-life learning (in possible partnership with association(s) of planning schools).
  • Planning Research Sessions: Matching planning practices with planning research and science (in possible partnership with universities / other organizations focused on promotion of planning research and science).

*Subject to change without prior notice