Wednesday, 5 November 2008

8th NOVEMBER 2008 - WORLD TOWN PLANNING DAY

World Town Planning Day (WTPD) is celebrated internationally on 8th November to draw attention to the aims, objectives and progress of urban, regional and environmental planning. It also serves to remind future generations of community-wide needs, the need for personal involvement in community policy making and the necessity to consider future impacts in community and regional development. The International Organisation for World Town Planning Day was founded in 1949 by the late Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In that same year the professor also founded the Instituto Superior de Urbanismo. His aim was to "advance public and professional interest in planning both locally and abroad" and create "a special day to recognise and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities."

WTPD fell into decline after Professor della Paolera died, except in Turkey, which observed it alone for 20 years. It was revived in 1995 by the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISoCaRP) and has been promoted steadily ever since. By its 50th Anniversary in 1999, it was marked in about 30 countries on four continents including Malaysia. Here are three good Reasons to plan a WTPD event on or near November 8:
  • Education -- to help educate members of the community about planning's positive impacts on community livability;
  • Celebration -- to highlight planning achievements;
  • Recognition -- honor people involved in the planning process.

Since 1988, this special day has become an annual event celebrated by the Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Peninsular Malaysia. WTPD 2008 shall be held on conjunction with the International Year of the Earth 2008. However, in Malaysia a joint seminar and exhibition on Harmonious Cities for World Habitat Day and The Way Forward on Sustainability for World Town Planning Day 2008 will be held on 5th-7 th November 2008 at Putrjaya International Convention Centre (PICC). This year WTPD 2008 theme is Planning for Sustainability.

PEOPLE AROUND ME..FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

PEOPLE AROUND ME..FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
To my Wife, Zulaini, my sons Zulazlan, Zulazman, Zulazmir, Zulazmin dan my daughter, Nuris Zulazlin...I love you all..thank you being with me

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS... KUALA LUMPUR PROJECT OFFICE

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS... KUALA LUMPUR PROJECT OFFICE
Thank you guys...for your support and encouragement

2007 / 2008 METHODOLOGY AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH COURSE FOR PHD CANDIDATES

2007 / 2008 METHODOLOGY AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH COURSE FOR PHD CANDIDATES
My new friends during my course in INTAN 9 Jan -2 Mac 2007

KUALA LUMPUR PROJECT OFFICE, JOURNEY TO MOUNT OF KINABALU SABAH 21-22 JANUARY 2006

KUALA LUMPUR PROJECT OFFICE, JOURNEY TO MOUNT OF KINABALU SABAH 21-22 JANUARY 2006
WE CAME, WE SAW, WE CONQUERED 4095.2 METER ABOVE SEA LEVEL

How are you, guys? Where you are now?

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