Submitted by jsmuscatello on Thu, 11/03/2005 - 16:04.
11/07/2005 - 00:00
World Town Planner Day Open House
November 8, 2005,
marks the 56th worldwide celebration of World Town Planning Day (WTPD),
a special day to recognize how urban, rural, and regional planning help
to create healthy and vibrant communities. On November 7, the
chapter of the American Planning Association at Cleveland State
University will will hold an open house celebrating the planning
achievements had by various organizations throughout the region in
Glickman-Milller Hall at the Maxine Goodman-Levin College of Urban
Affairs. The event will be held from 12:00 until 6:00 PM. The College
of Urban Affairs is located on 1717 Euclid Avenue, Downtown Cleveland.
Come view plans from the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, GCRTA,
Ecocity Cleveland, Cleveland Public Art, HNTB, East Fourth Street
Neighborhood and many others. (See complete list as of today below.)
There will be a bake sale
fundraiser on-site, with coffee and beverages available to purchase.
Founded in 1949 by the late Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera of
the University of Buenos Aires, WTPD is currently celebrated in about
30 countries on four continents as a way to promote awareness and
support for community planning. Within the United States, the American
Planning Association (APA) and its professional institute, the American
Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), sponsor celebrations to
highlight how planning helps create communities of lasting value where
people have better choices about how they work and live.
"World Town Planning Day is one day each year when the planning
movement calls attention to the role of planning in making great
communities throughout the world," said APA Executive Director Paul
Farmer, AICP. "To help publicize the importance of planning across the
country, APA members work in their communities, regions, and states to
organize special activities and events."
APA and AICP have promoted excellence in the field of planning for
more than 80 years. WTPD is one example of APA's commitment to
promoting planning as a way for engaged citizens, along with civic
leaders, business interests and other stakeholders, to play a
meaningful role in creating communities that enrich people's lives.