In october 2022, Brussels will host the ISOCARP World Planning Congress


03 > 07 October 2022

Posted on 19 November 2021


Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark
Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark
© (Eric Danhier)
Rowing on the Brussels-Charleroi canal
Rowing on the Brussels-Charleroi canal
© Marcel Vanhulst

The Brussels-Capital Region in Belgium has been selected as the host city for the next ISOCARP World Planning Congress. will take part in the organisation of this 58th edition about the topic « From Wealthy to Healthy Cities ».

The congress will be organised from 3 to 7 October 2022, and will include technical tours, plenary sessions, workshops, walkshops and networking events, related to urbanism and town planning.

ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) counts more than 700 members (persons or institutional organisations professionally active in urbanism and planning) in more than 85 countries. Every year, an important international congress is organised in collaboration with a host-city.

The Brussels-Capital Region has been selected as the host city to organise the 2022 edition. State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region for Urbanism and Heritage, European and International Relations, Pascal Smet, has been appointed by the Brussels government to host the congress. The regional public service will ensure the organisation in cooperation with, 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 remarkable venue in the city. Technical tours, walkshops and workshops will take place in various location 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 allows 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 to exchange on the solutions at different territorial scales that urban planners and other experts in this field can bring.

In all large metropolis, the health of the inhabitants is affected by different factors. Just think about 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 habitability, especially in the densest central neighbourhoods, contributing to a healthy living environment. Public and open spaces are an integral part of the urbanity and fulfil many functions. In others words, they are essential for a healthy and livable city..

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