On 24 October 2017 as part of the World Design Summit supported by the International Federation of Landscape Architecture in Montreal, WUP delegate Sandra V. Murillo-Morales signed the Montreal Design Declaration on behalf of WUP.
The Declaration was a collaboration of 14 international organisations at pre-summit and meetings of four committees. WUP was represented at the Paris pre-summit and on the Environment Committee by Jorge Perez-Jaramillo over previous months.
In signing the joint Declaration WUP is exercising its memorandum of understanding with IFLA to provide mutual support, and is collaborating in world policy setting. The Declaration is a 10-year action plan for people to live in a well-designed world. It is seen to foster design of better, safer, healthier, more equitable and sustainable cities, including better design of parks and public spaces.