About Us

Since 1998 the Global Planning Educators Interest Group (GPEIG) has worked under the umbrella of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) to bring together planning educators and students from North America to share, shape, and incorporate global perspectives in planning education and research, and to connect with colleagues and partners in other regions of the world. Through its members and ACSP, GPEIG advocates a comparative perspective on planning and development based on a nuanced appreciation of, and respect for, cultural, economic, and socio-political dimensions of planning practices and processes taking shape around the world and influencing our profession worldwide.  We work to ensure that local and regional planning contexts and issues from around the globe enter our comparative frameworks and are treated as critical foundations for effective international planning practice and scholarship. GPEIG also administers and celebrates the work of upcoming scholars through a number of awards including the Gill-Chin Lim Award for the Best Dissertation in International Planning and the Gill-Chin Lim Travel Awards.

GPEIG’s mission is to enable planning educators and students to collaboratively:

  • Share global perspectives in planning education and research;

  • Foster an understanding of the global perspectives in planning education and research;

  • Foster an understanding of the global context of local and regional issues;

  • Engender an appreciation of and respect for cultural, economic, and political dimensions of planning, and the recognition of the rich array of planning processes that can be fully appreciated only by learning about what is being done in other countries.

Please consider giving to GPEIG. Your donation will help support student tickets to the annual luncheon, faculty and student awards, and the website.