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The major achievements of the Institute are as follows:
  • Setting up planning schools to turn out qualified town planners to serve the needs of the Country.
  • Establishing town and country planning organizations / departments at the centre and in the states.
  • Guidance in the formulation of a comprehensive town and country planning legislation.
  • Guidelines for professional services and charges.
  • Code of conduct for practicing planners.
  • Conducting the Associate Membership Examination (AITP), which is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India at par with the degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, Anna University, Tamilnadu, CEPT, Ahmedabad (refer the volume of list of Technical and Professional Qualification recognized by Government of India published by Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, GOI, 1978) for the purposes of recruitment to superior posts and services.
  • Publishing registered and refereed ITPI Journal and newsletter with well researched papers / articles and events, current issues and other useful information, etc., on urban and regional planning.
  • Recognition of various planning schools. Review and reengineering of syllabus curriculum for adoption by various schools of planning and monitoring of their implementation.
  • Introduction of new courses of Bachelor of Planning in Planning Schools.
  • To Promote the activities of the ITPI, Regional Chapters in different states have been created. Presently there are 20 chapters, mainly located in the State Capitals. These chapters promote the objectives of the Institute in their respective regions. 12 Chapters have their own buildings and another 4 Chapters buildings are under construction.
  • Apart from holding of Annual National Town and Country Planners Congress, on the invitation of the Government in different parts of the country on themes of topical interest, a new activity in the form of “Zonal Conferences” has been strengthened in the year 2003-2004. Zonal conferences in the 4 regions of the country have been organized to facilitate not only the interaction among the members of the chapter but amongst the Regional Chapters in various Zones.
  • We would like to develop partnership with SAARC Countries for synergising urban planning and development activities; Partnership with UNDP, Ministry of Home Affairs and ITPI in connection with capacity building of Town Planners and mainstreaming disaster risk management in urban planning curriculum, strengthening and activating Regional Chapters to prepare and implement vision plan for the next five years, to constitute Expert Committees for projecting ITPI’s stand on various current issues, policies and programmes.
  • On the request of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India a project report was prepared by ITPI for establishing four new Schools of Planning & Architecture in the country. Based on this report Government has taken a decision to establish two SPA’s.
  • A separate board of Town & Country Planning education has been constituted by AICTE on the request of ITPI and President Institute of Town Planners, India is appointed as Chairman of the Board.
Annual Town & Country Planners Congress
1953 Hyderabad Town Planning Legislation
1954 Kharagpur Regional Planning and Multipurpose Projects
1955 Lucknow Planning Standards for Community Services
1956 Chandigarh Village Planning and Development
1957 Patna Planning in Relation to over all Regional and Local Levels
1958 Jaipur Development of Towns and Cities
1959 Bombay Planning for Metropolitan Cities
1960 Bangalore Role of Development Plans in Guiding the Future Growth of Cities and Towns
1961 Madras Utilities, Services and Community Facilities and their Integration with Master Plan
1962 Bhopal Planning Problems of Small and Medium Size Towns
1963 Guwahati Town Planning and Housing in Relation to National Defence
1964 Ahmedabad Industrialisation and its Role in Urban and Regional Development
1965 Hyderabad Planning for Resources and Micro Towns
1966 Bhubaneswar Planning of Ancient and Historic Towns
1967 Calcutta Metropolitan Areas, Problems and Prospects: Their Future Role in the National Economy
1968 New Delhi National Capital Planning in Development Planning
1969 Trivandrum Rural - Urban Integration in Development Planning
1970 Srinagar Planning for Tourism
1971 New Delhi Development of Connaught Circus as Metropolitan City Centre of Delhi
1972 Simla Planning for the Next Decade 1974-84
1973 Bhopal Human Environment and National Development in Context of Fifth Five Year Plan.
1974 Bokaro Planning Management of Steel Towns and other Cities
1975 Bombay Human Settlements and Environment Planning
1976 Bangalore Action for Habitat 2000 A.D.
1977 New Delhi Towards Environment : Planning for Human Living
1978 New Delhi Earoph VI Congress – Towards a Human Environment Planning for Human Living
1979 Roorkee Plan Implementation : Experiences and Issues
1980 Lucknow Settlement Planning and Action for 80’s
1981 Gandhinagar India’s Urban Future : Role of Small and Medium
1982 New Delhi Integrated Approach to the Planning and Development of Metropolitan Areas
1983 New Delhi Physical Planning inputs and Planning Education for the 20 Point Programme
1984 Mysore Development and Environment
1985 Trivandrum Strategies for Development of Human Settlements
1986 Indore Development Management in Urban and Rural Areas
1987 Madras Planning and Provision of Shelter for the Poor
1988 Bhubaneswar Planning Development at National, State and Local Levels in the Context of 8th Five Year Plan
1989 New Delhi Managing Development at National, State and Local Levels in the Context of 8th Five Year Plan
1990 Roorkee Emerging Challenges in Spatial Planning with focus on Manpower, Research and Training
1991 Calcutta Metropolitan Decentralisation
1992 Pune Settlement Planning – Concepts and Systems
1993 Goa Development and Management of Coastal Areas
1994 Coimbatore Planning and Development of Hill Areas
1995 Hyderabad Emerging Dimensions of Regional Development Planning – District, Metropolitan, Urban Areas as Planning Units
1996 New Delhi Planning for Rural Development
1996 Trivandrum Planning and Development of State Capitals
1997 Mysore Urban and Regional Planning Since Independence : Retrospect and Prospects
1998 Bhubaneswar Urban Infrastructure Development
1999 Jaipur Urban Development Planning : Challenges in the Next Millennium.
2000 Hyderabad Information Technology for Urban and Regional Planning in New Millennium
2001 Nashik Implementation of Development Plans for Good Governance.
2002 Chandigarh Urban and Regional Planning Reforms
2003 Shimla Development of Hill Capitals: Shimla - Vision 2025
2004 Indore Plan Implementation and Enforcement: Innovative Mechanisms and Techniques
2005 Amritsar Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission: Spatial Planning Implications
2006 Kochi Reforms in Town and Country Planning Legislations
2007 Kolkata Planning and Development of Peri-Urban Areas
2008 Goa The District Regional Development Plan
2009 Nagpur Inclusive Planning for Empowering Urban Poor
2010 Punchkula Land as a Resource for Urban Developement
2011 Mysore Planning and Development 2025: Challenges and Reforms
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