Urban Planning Society of China

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The Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC) (中国城市规划学会), voluntarily incorporated by urban planners across the People's Republic of China in 1956, is the only legally registered academic organization at state level.


UPSC is devoted to organizing international and national academic activities involving urban planning issues, promoting planning knowledge and technologies, providing consulting service to governmental agencies at all levels, publishing planning books, academic papers and other publications, protecting the lawful rights of urban planners, conducting professional development, granting honour and award to distinguished individuals or organizations.


Urban Planning Society of China was formerly known as Urban and Rural Planning Committee under the Architectural Society of China. It was ceased for any activity during the Cultural Revolution period and was re-organized in August 1978. In 1992, UPSC formally registered as a non-governmental organization with approval by Ministry of Construction and Ministry of Civil Affairs. UPSC former and current Presidents are Wang Wenke, Cao Hongtao, Zheng Xiaoxie, Wu Liangyong and Zhou Ganzhi.


UPSC has four working committees, i.e. organizational, youth, publishing and academic, and eleven academic committees, i.e. regional planning and urban economy, residential area planning, planning and design of landscape and environment, planning and design of historic and cultural cities, application of new techniques, small town planning, overseas urban planning, engineering planning, urban design, city ecological planning and construction, urban safety and disaster prevention planning. The Society administrative function stays at Secretariat with three subordinate offices, i.e. Editorial Department, Consulting Department and Liaison Office. The past and current Secretary General include An Yongyu, Xia Zonggan and Shi Nan.

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