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Two Planners among the Winners of the 2014 National Urban Design Awards

CIP congratulates George Kapelos, MCIP, RPP, OAA, FRAIC and his group of students from Ryerson University on their winning project “Collaborative Exercise 2013: An Architecture of Civility”, submitted under the category of Student Project; and Calvin Brook, MCIP, RPP, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, with Brook McIlroy Architects and SPMBInc., on their project “Jiigew [By the Water]”, submitted under the category of Urban Fragments. Visit www.raic.ca to view the full list of winners.

The National Urban Design Awards ceremony will take place May 30th, 2014, at theFestival of Architecture in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Festival of Architecture will be held from May 28th to 31st, 2014.

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Registration is now open for the 2014 People Matter! CIP│API Conference.

Fredericton, NB
July 9-12, 2014

The theme of the conference is People Matter! It is a call for action for planners to place more emphasis on the physical, social, environmental, health and economic elements of communities that enhance quality of life.

To begin planning your visit to Fredericton, please visit the People Matter!website to find the most current details on the conference program, as well as the options for accommodations and transportation.


Plan Canada - Call for Articles

Plan Canada Magazine is seeking articles relating to community development and planning in Canada. Consult the Plan Canada Webpages for more information and author guidelines. Please submit articles and supporting graphics by email to Michelle Garneau. Submission deadlines are:

  • June 20th, 2014 for the Fall issue*
  • September 19th, 2014 for the Winter issue
  • December 12th, 2014 for the Spring 2015 issue

*Are you presenting at the People Matter! 2014 Conference in Fredericton, NB? If yes, you should submit an article to the Fall Issue of Plan Canada (deadline is June 20th, 2014), which will feature news and knowledge from the conference. Don’t miss this opportunity to get published and to share your valuable insights with planners across Canada.


Canada’s 2013 Great Places Announced

Five locations in Canada have been named this year’s Great Places in Canada.

The Grand Prize winners – selected on the basis of both popularity and planning excellence as judged by a panel of experts – are:

Great Neighbourhood: Old South/ Wortley Village, London, ON
Great Street: Lacombe's Historic Main Street, Lacombe, AB
Great Public Space: Saint John City Market, Saint John, NB

The People’s Choice Award winners – based solely on the number of votes – were announced as well. They are:

Great Neighbourhood: Old South/ Wortley Village, London, ON
Great Street: Courthouse Square, Goderich, ON
Great Public Space: McAdam Train Station, McAdam, NB

For more information on the winners and the contest, visit www.GreatPlacesInCanada.ca. Thank you to all who submitted nominations to the contest!

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