The Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON) was established in the early 1990’s. Its formation was informed by the need to bring all registered firms of Urban and Regional Planning in Nigeria under an umbrella. The Association which Started with pioneering member firms of less than 20 now has over 100 organizations as members.
ATOPCON has an umbilical cord relationship with the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) and the Town Planners Registration Council (TOPREC), the regulatory body for the profession. Within the period of its establishment, it has contributed immensely to evolvement of various policies and programs that concern physical planning education research and practice.
It has Branches in Delta, Oyo and Lagos States.Its activities are executed by elected officers who report to the National Council and to members at the Annual General Meeting. The largest concentration of ATOPCON membership is in Lagos State, the nation’s commercial capital.
The membership of ATOPCON is open to firms registered to practice as consultants by Town Planners Registration Council (TOPREC). However apart from meeting the conditions of TOPREC, intending members must also meet the requirements of the Association.
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The affairs of the Association are managed by an Executive Council comprising The President. Vice President, Secretary General. Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Auditor and the Publicity Secretary. The day-to-day running of ATOPCON is by the Management Team comprising; The President, Vice-President and Secretary General