What are our Objectives?

EAROPH aims to consolidate and continually promote the provision of better quality of life, housing and planning in the Asian, Australasia and Pacific region. The EAROPH region has been acknowledged as the most dynamic in the world in terms of economic growth, magnitude of urbanization, population size and ethnic diversity.

EAROPH initial direction was to stay abreast of all human settlement issues and problems that result from rapid development of a nation. Since the 13th EAROPH World Planning Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1992, the programme of activities has been expended to cover areas similar to those of the Agenda 21 as adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) at Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. Thus, over and above the issues on Housing and Planning, EAROPH will concentrate on the promotion of a holistic approach to human settlements incorporating the following:

Environmental and energy issues;


With the launching of the Langkawi Strategic Plan in 1996, EAROPH’ has redefined its role and goals. These are:


Our Activities

EAROPH has been expanding its activities in various areas. These includes: