The blueprint for the Australian capital was the winning entry in an international contest to design Canberra, and work began on the city in 1913. But in the city's centenary year there was no contest in deciding the location for the Planning Institute of Australia's 2013 National Congress.
Our country's only entirely planned city is about to celebrate its centenary and this is the year the Planning Institute of Australia will 'Celebrate the value of Planning' at the 2013 National Congress.
Our capital was designed as the place where the national parliament would meet and the name 'Canberra' was decided from an aboriginal word meaning 'meeting place'.
Now, in this centenary year, planners, architects, urban designers and professionals dedicated to creating better cities and regions across Australia will come together at the meeting place 100 years after it was born to 'Celebrate the value of Planning' in a modern world.
This will be an historic event on the planning calendar and one not to be missed.