Appendix to item 9.8
Report for the 24th General Assembly
FIG Working Week in Seoul, 6-11 May 2001
COMMISSION 8 - SPATIAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Commission 8 has been working since the Prague Working week according to the
work plan. Two technical sessions are prepared for Seoul, the participation of
chair and vice-chair is confirmed and the annual meeting as an informal session
in Seoul with present delegates of the Commission 8 will be organised and
information about these events are exchanged via newsletter and e-mails.
Some changes in nominations of national delegates have happened and are
registered. A list of nominated delegates will be updated after the meeting in
2. Work plan
Commission 8 has followed the accepted work plan without changes until now.
At the annual meeting in Seoul there will be presented a layout-version of the
final report of the working group „Urban Regeneration". For the congress
in Washington is planned to publish this report as a guideline for national
associations in this field to have an overview of what surveyors are doing in
planning and implementation processes in big cities. There will be practice
material out of a small number of cities which the commission visited in the
last years of work.
3. Annual meeting
Commission 8 organised an annual meeting during the Prague Working Week on
the 22nd of May. Main issue of discussion between the small number (7) of
national delegates was the incoming work plan of the commission for the years
2002-2006 and the expected events in the future. Other items were the FIG Task
force on Sustainable Development, the Bathurst Declaration and Agenda 21 and the
implementation of „HABITAT II Conference"-results in the daily work of
the Commission 8 incoming events.
The delegates emphasise the participation of the commission 8 members in the
FIG Special Task Force on FIG Agenda 21 on implementing Agenda 21 and the Global
Plan of Action.
4. Other meetings and events
On 4-6 of July 2000 Commission 8 chair participated in URBAN 21 - Global
conference on the urban future - following the presentation of FIG-aims in this
conference by Markku Villikka. Commission 8 chair participated in different
discussion meetings during the EXPO 2000 in Hanover about Natural Resources and
the Sustainability Challenge and Responsible Governance in a global society.
Commission 8 expects to have during the working week of Seoul in 2001 papers
in two technical sessions about Urban Regeneration and Urban Land Readjustment
and Spatial Planning and Environmental Policies including some aspects to the
Korean planning system and the Far East.
5. Forthcoming events
The present Chair and vice-chair plan to publish the discussion results of
the last years in a more reporting way about the involved countries and cities
There will be different meetings of chair and vice-chair including a few
responsible persons of different cities which were involved the cities.
Before the congress of Washington in 2002 Commission 8 chair will give some
ideas about the reorganisation of commission work to make it more successful.
6. Other matters
Commission 8 officers pleased national delegates in a newsletter to make more
comments and to give more activity in the daily work of the commission for
example by answering to letters and news from the commission. In the incoming
period has to be much more activities by the national delegates.
Chair of FIG Commission 8 (Spatial Planning and Development
6 February 2001