Among the actions described in the "Quito Declaration on Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements for all
" it is important to highlight the article 102: "We will strive to improve capacity for urban planning and design and providing training for urban planners at national, sub-national, and local levels
". The article stresses the importance of training in the fields of urban, territorial, landscape and environmental planning.
Planning regards the acquisition of competences to recognise and use specific resources towards certain goals rather than others.
It also refers to the adoption of the necessary tools and the definition of the actions that are needed to reach those goals.
We use many words to describe planning because there are many spaces that are affected by planning actions: territory, city, landscape, environment.
Drawing by Alberto Scolozzi, one of our students.