International
Federation for
Housing and
Planning

WTPD Online Conference

Date(s): 
Tuesday 06.11.2012 to Wednesday 07.11.2012
Location: 
Online

WTPD Online Conference - Smart Communities Connect.

WTPD Online Conference - Smart Communities Connect brought together ideas from around the world about how advances in technology shape our environment.

Change is an opportunity in spatial planning. Technological developments have a huge spatial impact - think of the changes brought about by the industrial revolution, railways and canals, then the popularization of the motor car and air travel. The equivalent today is information and communication technology - our ability to connect with people through cellphones, the internet and other systems and networks. 

These advances are both a challenge and an opportunity to the planning and design professions. We need to keep up with the advances, meet the challenges, and ensure that the spaces and places we design make the most of the opportunities. 

This Online Conference provided ideas from around the world about how advances in technology shape our environment.  Insights were offered to help improve the built environment - our cities, towns, rural communities – and the natural environment.

Thank you for participating in the fourth Online Conference for World Town Planning Day. 

For more information and viewing the recorded sessions, please click here.