The World Cities Summit is a Premier event that brings together leaders and policy makers with expertise in their fields to identify innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing cities today.

The theme of this year’s 2010 summit is ‘livable and sustainable cities for the future’.

The event focuses on leadership and governance, eco-friendly and livable cities, harmonious and sustainable communities. Held from June 28 to July 1 2010, the World Cities Summit 2010 was a resounding success. Information from the organisers indicates that over 1,000 delegates from all over the world of which close to 50 ministers, mayors, and governors were in attendance. Over 20 high-level plenary and expert panel sessions, held over the four days, provided insightful discussions on finding effective urban solutions to create liveable and sustainable cities.

About 10 members of the Institute, led by the National President Tpl. Kabir M. Yari attended the event. In addition the Government of Lagos State participated in the Exhibition which showcased sustainable urban solutions from Africa. The NITP delegation seized the opportunity to visit the Singapore Institute of Planners, which are both members of the Commonwealth Institute of Planners (CAP). The two Institutes pledge future cooperation in areas of networking, sharing of experiences and training. An exposure visit/training tour will be arranged for members of NITP to learn from the good practices in sustainable urban development in Singapore.


  1. The NITP is not being fair to HND graduates in the process of obtaining membership of the institute. While Bsc graduates only need to obtain form to become members HND graduates are made to go through rigorous stage exams. The Institute should formulate friendly policies meant for quick absorption into the main practice, unless the Institute has other pecuniary reasons for such a disparity. It is pertinent to note that many Professions are gradually reviewing their process to only one Exams, typical example is The estate surveyors and valuers. Hope the Institute will find it expedient to look at this mail with a view to addressing the issue if thy are really serving the interest of our numerous aspiring Town Planners.

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