The Canadian Institute of Planners’ 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online on May 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET. We encourage you to add it to your calendar now to ensure you can join us!

CIP is pleased to welcome Jay Pitter as a keynote speaker at the 2024 AGM.

Transforming the Power of Protest to An Evidence-Based Process

In this keynote, award-winning placemaker and adjunct urban planning professor Jay Pitter, MES, will share preliminary results from her BEING BLACK IN PUBLIC SURVEY. This unprecedented bi-national survey, geared toward Black-identified individuals residing in Canada and the U.S., created dedicated space for Black people, outside of trauma and the labour of public protest, to process their public space experiences. Results will be used to inform professional and policy development processes. 

Jay Pitter, MES, is an award-winning placemaker, adjunct urban planning professor and author whose practice mitigates growing divides in cities across North America. Ms. Pitter’s numerous accolades include her selection as the John Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning at the University of Toronto, being a Knight Foundation Public Space Fellows Award Finalist, being short-listed for the Margolese National Design for Living Prize and receiving the Heritage Toronto Award and the Dr. Daniel G. Hill Award for her practice’s Little Jamaica Cultural District Plan—The City of Toronto’s first official cultural district. She was voted one of the “100 Most Influential Urbanists, Past and Present” by Planetizen. Her forthcoming books, Black Public Joy and Where We Live, will be published by McClelland & Stewart and Penguin Random House Canada.

Register for the 2024 AGM

If you are a member, you are pre-registered for the AGM and will receive a link to the email associated with your CIP membership on Tuesday, May 21.

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