The National Centre for Town Planning Studies (Centro Nazionale di Studi Urbanistici- CeNSU), is a non-profit organisation promoted by the Consiglio Nazionale degli Ingegneri (CNI), National Council of Engineers.
CNI is a legal institution established in 1925 that represents the interests ofchartered Engineers at national level and supervises the function of the 106 Local (Provincial) Engineers Associations (Ordini Professionali). It promotes and develops the cultural and social function of engineers in the society. According to Italian Legislation and membership of the Ordini Professionali is compulsory for all engineers. In Italy engineers also have land-use planning competences.
CeNSU aims to promote cultural and training initiatives on town planning issues and favours the collaboration of Associations and Public Bodies on town planning actions. It is also a sconsulting body for the National Engineers Council CNI, other institutions and administrative bodies,and enhances the participation of engineers in town planning related matters.
Transportation and Traffic Engineering Italian Association
(Associazione Italiana per l'Ingegneria del Traffico e dei Trasporti- AIIT)
A private association among transport and traffic engineers, and transport authorities that have approximately 350 members.
It promotes the training of members on key issues including sustainable transport systems by organizing events and producing guidelines and technical documents.
Regional Government of Sicily, Department of planning
(Regione Sicilia, Assessorato Regionale del Territorio e dell'Ambiente - ARTA)
Public administration, is the department of the regional government in charge of governing land use plans for the 390 municipalities and 9 provinces of the region (5,05 mil. inhabitants in 2011). Its duties include the approval of all land use plans, the proposal of new regional legislation on land use and the issue of official guidelines.
Regional Government of Puglia, Department of planning
(Regione Puglia, Assessorato Qualità del Territorio)
Public administration, is the department of the regional government in charge of governing land use plans for the 258 municipalities and 6 provinces of the region (4,09 mil. inhabitants in 2011). Its duties include the approval of all land use plans, the proposal of new regional legislation on land use and the issue of official guidelines.
Urban Derelict Areas Association
(Associazione Aree Urbane Dismesse- AUDIS)
A private association, established in 1995 that includes institutions, municipalities, private companies, and individuals. Its aim is promoting the sustainable use of decaying urban areas. These include industrial and service areas that can be redeveloped.
Fondazione Cogeme Onlus
(Cogeme Foundation non-profit)
A non-profit association among municipalities established in 2002. It is promoted by the Utility Company Cogeme Spa that operates in the provinces of Brescia and Bergamo. It promotes projects aimed at delivering environmental protection and nature conservation, education and training in the field of sustainable development and energy saving.
Powering the future: New European project to build UK planners’ renewable energy skills
Leading housing and planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) is about to begin its most ambitious European project to date. SPECIAL (Spatial Planning & Energy for Communities in All Landscapes) will seek to build the capacity of planners and other built environment professionals in delivering local renewable energy solutions over the next three years.