AESOP is a network of European universities, their departments and affiliated schools that are engaged in teaching and research in the fields of urban and regional planning. It was established in 1987 in Belgium as an international association with scientific, artistic and educational purposes and operates according to its Charter.
With over 150 members, AESOP is the only representation of planning schools of Europe. Given this unique position, AESOP strengthens its profile as a professional body. AESOP mobilizes its resources, taking a leading role and entering its expertise into ongoing debates and initiatives regarding planning education and planning qualifications of future professionals.
At present, Docomomo International includes 69 chapters and more than 3,000 members, in Europe, America, Asia, Oceania and Africa. In their variety of cultures and experiences, the chapters represent the true richness of Docomomo International.
Since its creation in 1988, Docomomo International has experienced a rapid growth, establishing itself as a major player not only in the realm of conservation, but also in the broader field of architectural culture. The pluralist, interdisciplinary nature of Docomomo International, due to its ability to bring together historians, architects, town-planners, landscape architects, conservationists, teachers, students and public officials, has been a strong asset.
Currently Docomomo International is hosted in Lisbon, at Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon University. The chair is Ana Tostões.
PLPR is a free-standing standing academic association with over 400 individual members, from all continents, its own statutes and a website. The continuous increasing number of participants demonstrates the extent to which PLPR meets a range of growing needs in the field of planning, law and property rights. Given the level of enthusiasm amongst its members, it is to be expected that the group will grow and mature even further over the next decades.
ISUF is the international organization of urban form for researchers and practitioners. It was inaugurated in 1994, bringing together urban morphologists worldwide. It seeks to advance research and practice in fields concerned with the built environment. Members are drawn from several disciplines, including architecture, geography, history, sociology and town planning. PNUM (PORTUGUESE-LANGUAGE NETWORK OF URBAN MORPHOLOGY) is the Portuguese-language Network of Urban Morphology, a regional group of the International Seminar on Urban Form.
ISEP focuses on the improvement of education through the application of planning processes. Its purpose is to foster the professional knowledge and interests of educational planners, while promoting the interchange of ideas within the planning community. The membership includes persons from the ranks of governmental agencies, school-based practitioners, and higher education.
PLEA serves as an open, international, interdisciplinary forum to promote high quality research, practice and education in environmentally sustainable design. It is an organisation engaged in a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through annual international conferences, workshops and publications.
It has a membership of several thousand professionals, academics and students from over 40 countries.
Space syntax network is the forum where the space syntax research network comes together to present and discuss new work and to debate the future of the discipline.
The space syntax research community is highly diverse, integrating members from all these fields, coming from all over the world. Besides its pure research applications, space syntax’s capability of providing reliable forecasts of the functional outcomes of architectural and urban projects, has made it also an obviously useful practical tool, being today used world-wide by a growing number of consultancy and professional practices.
RESURBE is an interdisciplinary and multi-sectorial open working platform facilitating the exchange of knowledge and dialogue between actors involved in the urban and regional transformation, including research centres, national international agencies, grassroots movements, non-governmental organizations and private enterprises. It aims to promote the systemic transition for cities based on co-evolution and social innovation, through just and inclusive participatory processes. RESURBE program operates through an interdisciplinary and international platform, including CRPP from UN HABITAT, UNESCO, UNISDR and RECNET, facilitating knowledge co-creation and exchange between local and regional governments, universities and research centres, international organizations and other stakeholders from private and public sectors.
SURE-Africa: Sustainable Urban Renewal for Africa. Coordinator of the Knowledge Network. Articulates European Universities (IST, Cambridge and Lund) with Universities and State Ministries in Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, S. Tomé and Príncipe) and Asia (East Timor).
INTA is an unparalleled network bringing together the major actors in urban development: policymakers of national, regional and local government; business leaders in real estate development, construction, engineering, service provision, product development; preeminent thinkers and research institutes; influential architecture and urbanism firms, to jointly establish new parameters for sustainable and integrated development of urbanised areas.
Unlike other associations, INTA’s comprehensive approach to urban development allows to work across sectors, departments and disciplines. Thanks to its active, generous and diverse membership, INTA has been achieving over the last decades to release new opportunities for cities and regions and encourage further collaborations between partners by identifying inclusive links between punctual projects managed by diverse actors. As a non-profit organisation, INTA can operate beyond political horizons to identify long-term strategies to maintain and increase a region’s economic competitiveness and quality of life.
The ISOCARP network brings together individual and institutional members from more than 80 countries worldwide. Members are planners and other stakeholders involved in the development and maintenance of the built environment. As a non-governmental organisation ISOCARP is recognized by the United Nations (UN), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHCS/UN-HABITAT), and the Council of Europe. The Society also has a formal consultative status with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Although ISOCARP members work in many different fields they share a common interest in the spatial and environmental dimensions of urbanisation. They advise key decision-makers, proposing and supporting projects for intervention in a spatial context through general or specific actions.
The objectives of ISOCARP include the improvement of planning practice through the creation of a global and active network of practitioners. ISOCARP encourages the exchange of professional knowledge between planners, promotes the planning profession in all its forms, stimulates and improves planning research, training and education and enhances public awareness and understanding of major planning issues at a global level.
The RUITEM is a joint collaboration project between Iberian Peninsula and Latin American working groups. The RUITEM network aims to promote research areas related to municipal problems, scoping topics such as planning, municipal services, urban infrastructures, environment, tourism management, and regional development.
IMPACTS is an international network of European, North American and Latin American cities established as a forum for exchanging information about urban mobility and transportation policies. The diverse cities recognise that they share similar problems, and recognise the value in sharing information as they work toward their common vision of sustainable transportation solutions.