Town Planning Day 2014 Celebrations

<img class=" wp-image-563 alignleft" src="http://khub.niua.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/3-300×217.jpg" alt="3" width="240" height="173" srcset="http://khub.niua achat de viagra canada.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/3-300×217.jpg 300w, http://khub.niua.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/3.jpg 506w” sizes=”(max-width: 240px) 100vw, 240px” />The Regional and Urban Planners Society of Nepal (RUPSON) and Government of Nepal, Ministry of Urban Development in association with the Institute of Engineering (IOE), Nepal jointly organized the World Town Planning Day between 7-9 November 2014. The three day long program was organized to advocate the importance of town planning in the country. The slogan for the Town Planning Day- 2014 was “Equality in the city – making cities socially cohesive”. The programme began with a press conference on the first day. On the  second day, a procession was organized promoting various slogans related to urban planning. The procession was joined by the Minister and Secretary of Urban Development, Government of Nepal, parliament members and representatives of different organizations and city dwellers. The team leader of the K-Hub Nepal, Dr. Sudha Shrestha also actively participated in the program.

1Every year on the Town Planning Day, RUPSON felicitates a chosen person or institution that has made laudable contributions in the field of urban planning. This year’s award was granted to the Masters Programme in Urban Planning managed by the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering (IOE), for its contribution in coaching quality urban planners, who are making valuable contributions in the urban planning of Nepal.

2Another notable activity of the celebrations included a half day seminar on “Equality in the City – Making Cities Socially Cohesive” and the “smart city”. The Joint Secretary, MoUD, Govt. of Nepal and the representative of the Municipal Association of Nepal (MUAN) presented papers. The highest scoring students of The Masters Programme in Planning in urban planning and in Urban Design and Conservation, also presented their thesis.