PIA believes in the power of planning to shape our world. Planning supports our everyday life; connecting us with places to live, to work, to study and to play. It supplies us with clean water and air; with energy to power our lives; and with food to nourish our bodies. Planning is the tool that creates places that we love and that nurture us now and into the future. Planning matters.
Urban Design Forum (Australia) Inc. is a not-for-profit initiative formed with the following statement of purpose:
To encourage the better design of our cities and towns and regions
To provide a forum where ideas and comment about urban design can be expressed
To produce, publish and distribute a regular publication
To be involved in other activities which contribute to the above purposes
To cooperate and liaise with any individuals or groups who have compatible purposes with the above.
Urban Design Forum (UDF) began in Melbourne in 1986 as a network of enthusiastic and creative people committed to making a significant contribution to improving the functioning and quality of our cities and towns. Its intentions were to be: inclusive, dynamic and influential and non-institutional. Its people (it does not have formal membership) include professionals from a wide range of disciplines, and others interested in the aims of the group. UDF became an incorporated entity in 1989. Since that time, the network has spread across Australia, with linkages to similar groups in New Zealand and other places
The Urban Design Alliance Queensland is an independent organisation established to help professionals, decision makers and the community achieve high quality built form and public space outcomes. Drawn from a collective of design professions and other related groups, we provide advice, support and advocacy across a range of projects types, policy platforms and issues related to the design and planning or our cities and regions.
UDAL is committed to fostering, educating and improving the awareness of the built environment and to promote higher standards of urban design
in our cities and towns.We aim to represent the design professions and other related groups who are committed to improving the quality of urban life in Queensland and to work with all interests concerned with the built environment such as governments, local and business communities, property developers, investors and with special interest groups who have particular concerns with
aspects of urban development.
Professional Urban Design Organisations - Institutions, Societies & Associations for Urban Designers
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build strong communities. We are the central hub of the global placemaking movement, connecting people to ideas, resources, expertise, and partners who see place as the key to addressing our greatest challenges.
Founded in 1978, the Urban Design Group (UDG) is a campaigning membership organisation with over 1000 members who care about the quality of life in British cities, towns and villages, and believe that raising standards of urban design is central to their improvement.