World Cities Network & Planning and PlanningResource announced as media partner for WAN AWARDS 2017

We are delighted to announce that World Cities Network & Planning and PlanningResource have signed up as media partners with WAN AWARDS 2017.

World Cities Network

World Cities Network is an open and independent body created to improve the resilience of cities and have established an exclusive network of influential city leaders since it was founded in 2011. The organisation facilitates the sharing of ideas between city leaders and professionals internationally across the real estate, technology, design, and urban infrastructure industries.

World Cities Network includes members in the following cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham, Bogota, Helsinki, London, Malmö, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Taipei, Tokyo and Turin.

Brian Kilkelly, CEO of World Cities Network added, “Sharing innovation and experience between cities is one of the key drivers for us, it benefits the innovators and the city leaders trying to solve similar problems on the other side of the world.”

Planning and PlanningResource

Planning and PlanningResource has the essential information resources for town planning professionals in the UK, providing the latest impartial and in-depth news, analysis, planning appeals, policy and legislation and the latest jobs. The experienced team focuses on the issues that matter most to the planning sector, leading and influencing key debates. Users can monitor the latest updates from 90% of UK local authorities regarding CIL, local and neighbourhood plans, and 98% of the top planning consultancies, making the website the ultimate research tool.

Michael Hammond Editor in Chief at WAN commented, "We are really excited about our expanding  Media Network, greatly enhanced since becoming part of the Haymarket Group with exposure to the all-important Planning world through our sister publication Planning Resource. When combined with our established collaboration with World Cities Network, providing real opportunities for architects to get their projects in front of high-level city leaders and developers, makes WAN the go-to resource for Global reach."


As a result of this partnership, all entries received into the WAN AWARDS 2017 by 31st May will be featured in an exclusive newsletter to be published to the World Cities Network exclusive subscriber base of over 2,500 city leaders and industry professionals, alongside Planning Resource’s 65,000 unique users consisting of over 2,800 in Development Management and Strategic Planning.

This will also be broadcast to our readership of over 150,000 architects, developers and consultants across the globe, as well as our 900,000 plus social media following. If you would like to be included all you have to do is register, enter and upload your project before the deadline to have your project featured. This extra exposure will give your firm added value on top of the various benefits of entering into this award category.


For further information about the awards and how to enter, please visit the WAN AWARDS website here, or contact one of the team at


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