It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the first World Planning Schools Congress entitled Planning for Cities in the 21st Century. Based on the highly successful experience of ACSP-AESOP Joint International Congresses in 1991 and 1996, four regional associations of planning schools, namely ACSP, AESOP, APSA and ANZAPS, have decided to jointly organize a World Planning Schools Congress in 2001, to mark the beginning of the new century and the new millennium. As such, a broad theme of " Planning for Cities in the 21 Century: Opportunities and Challenges" has been adopted to cover a wide range of topics which will be faced by planning educators and the profession in the coming era. The selection of Shanghai as the location for the World Congress reflects the view shared by four regional associations that the influence of the World Congress would be greatest if it could be held in one of the fastest growing cities and regions, where both the opportunities and challenges are greatest, and thus the need for planning is most obvious too. We welcome all planners and other interested academics, friends, partners and families to Shanghai..

Picture memory of WPSC 2001
Session Program of WPSC 2001