Role of community
Nov 7, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
World Town Planning Day (WTPD) falls on the November 8 each year. It is observed in 30 countries and four continents to focus attention on the role of planning in creating habitable human settlement environments and improving the quality of life of the people. The theme this year is Healthy people, healthy places, healthy planet
The WTPD was founded by Professor Paolera of Buenos Aires University in 1949 with a view to attract public and professional interest both locally and internationally to the art and science of town and country planning and emphasize its positive impact on the development of habitable human settlements.
The 50th anniversary of WTPD in 1999 had been observed in many countries all over the world. However, it appears that most communities in the developing world have not been sufficiently convinced as regards their role and responsibility towards the development and maintenance of a healthy human habitat.