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Current Memorandum of Understanding

Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran (MRUD)
Entry into force: 17 November 2014
The Ministry of Roads and Urban Development is an Iranian government body responsible for the oversight of construction industry, urban development and architecture.

EWBEngineers Without Borders – International (EWB-I)
Entry into force: 30 July 2011
Engineers Without Borders – International (EWB-I) is an international federation of national Engineers Without Borders/Ingeneiurs Sans Frontiers (EWB/ISF) Member Associations whose mission is to facilitate collaboration, exchange of information, and assistance among its member groups. EWB-I helps its Member Associations improve their capacity to assist under-served communities in developing countries.


IGRAInternational Green Roof Association (IGRA)
Entry into force: 19 January 2013
The International Green Roof Association is a global network, for the promotion and dissemination of information on Green Roof topics and Green Roof technology. Due to the status as multi-national, non-profit organisation, IGRA offers the platform and infrastructure for independent “pro Green Roof” lobby work with political decision makers and investors. IGRA members are national Green Roof organisations, Green Roof research institutes and Green Roof companies. IGRA also welcomes persons and Green Roof experts, who support the ecological Green Roof idea, to join the Green Roof network.


ISOCARP International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
Entry into force: 03 May 2004
The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network.


UIAInternational Union of Architects (UIA)
Entry into force: 09 October 2006
The International Union of Architects (UIA), is a non-governmental organisation, a global federation of national associations of architects, that are its members.
The UIA’s goal is to unite the architects of the world without any form of discrimination. From the 27 delegations present at the founding assembly in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1948, the UIA has grown to encompass the key professional organisations of architects in 124 countries and territories, and now represents, through these organisations, close to one million three hundred thousand architects worldwide.


JCEPJia Cui (China) Environmental Promotive Center
Entry into force:
Jia Cui (China) Environmental Promotive Center (hereinafter referred to as “JCEP”) is a NGO with its focus on promoting the urban and community sustainable development and the ecological living environment construction in China. JCEP is also UNEP’s strategic partner in China, the executing organization of the ‘Sustainable Urban Development and Liveable Garden Community – China Programme’ in China, member of the United Nations Global Compact, and observer of the United Nations Climate Change Conference. JCEP, with its registered headquarter in Hong Kong and two secretariats in Beijing and Shenzhen, covers over 70 major cities in China by alliance networks.


WUCUN Habitat World Urban Campaign
Entry into force: 15 August 2012
The World Urban Campaign is the advocacy and partnership platform for cities in the twenty first century. Its goal is to place the urban agenda at the highest level in development policies. It is coordinated by UN-Habitat and driven by a large number of committed partners from around the world.



TOPOSTOPOS – International Journal of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Entry into force: 04 October 2006
Topos is the definitive international publication about landscape architecture and urban design. Topos covers a broad range of topics and scales, from urban landscapes to rural areas, from infrastructure to gardens. The quarterly issues are a rich source of insight into the creative forces that shape the spaces in which we live. Topos is essential for those within landscape architecture, urban design and architecture, as well as those who are simply curious about the constructed nature of the world around them.


SCAPE‘scape International Magazine for Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
Entry into force: 02 May 2011
’scape is the international magazine for landscape architecture and urbanism. It offers a journalistic, critical and professional view of the design of landscapes and townscapes. ’scape informs, raises opinions and inspires. Richly illustrated and attractively laid out, the magazine contains news, features, interviews, portraits, design criticism, essays, book reviews and commentaries.
’scape is written for garden and landscape architects, urban designers, architects, planners, ecologists, developers, geographers, artists and anyone in the public or private sectors and education or research with an interest in landscape and urban design.