Professional planners and allied professionals around the world will mark World Town
Planning Day 2015 with an international online conference on:

Housing Regeneration: Strengthening Communities

We invite you to contribute to the 7th Online Conference for World Town Planning Day by
submitting a paper relating to the conference title and the session themes. Download the Call for Abstracts. 

In a context where urbanisation and economic inequity economic disparities are increasing
the housing challenge takes on unprecedented dimensions creating urban policy questions
around the globe. The level of housing pressures, particularly concerning affordable
housing, is intensifying. From favela upgrading in Brazil, to the housing crisis affecting the
Western World, to the informal settlements and dilapidated inner-city dwellings in many cities
in Africa and Asia and the Pacific, interventions in the rehabilitation of the existent housing
stocks challenge land and urban policies, socio-economic inequality, models of financing and
the privatization of the public domain.

The focus of the 2015 WTPD online conference will be to showcase and celebrate such
plans and policies around the world. We seek examples of projects, tools and programs
• have achieved measurable improvements towards housing regeneration
• can be replicated around the world to address similar issues in other communities
• are inclusive and engage with all sectors of the community.


  • 17 July: Abstracts for papers
  • August / September: Acceptance notified
  • September: Call for registrations
  • 30 September: Full papers due
  • 17 October: Slide presentations due
  • Late October: Speaker training sessions
  • 4-6 November: Conference