SCUPAD is an global independent non-profit & international network organization of planners and development specialists:
- Maintain professional contacts among its members;
- Exchange information and new concepts/policies in the field of urban and regional planning and development;
- Organize an annual event on a critical urban planning and development topic; and
- Publish a summary of the proceedings in the SCUPAD Newsletter and other relevant publications.
With its annual events, SCUPAD presents topics for discussion of a contemporary nature and of critical relevance to urban and regional planning and development. Unlike most other international conventions, SCUPAD developed its characteristic style as a more personal exchange among experts, so as to engender informality and international and trans-disciplinary discourse, which results in a deeper understanding of the issues, and a lively social and professional network that carries on beyond the events.