GPEIG is a group that works under the umbrella of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) to:
1. Work together as planning educators and students to create, integrate and share global perspectives in planning education and research.
2. Foster an understanding of the global perspectives in planning education and research.
3. Foster an understanding of the global context of local and regional issues; an appreciation of and respect for cultural, economic, and political dimensions of planning; and the recognition of the rich array of planning processes that can be fully appreciated only by learning about what is being done in other countries.