Since 1983, CIP has been honouring outstanding planning projects for their excellence, innovation, and impact on the profession. Now, as we enter a new era, we’ve reimagined our awards program to reflect the evolving landscape of planning.

Over the past 40 years, the world around us has transformed, but our unwavering commitment to celebrating excellence in planning remains steadfast. CAPE will continue this tradition by recognizing submissions that showcase innovation, make a positive impact on the profession, demonstrate implementation potential, and stand out in terms of quality of content and presentation.

We’ve also made some changes to modernize and simplify the application process. What this means is that we’re only looking for project summaries to start, which will be reviewed by the jury. If selected, then more detailed project information will need to be submitted for the comprehensive review. We’ve also eliminated the application fees for the awards program.    

Get ready to mark your calendars because CAPE will open on July 24, 2024, and the first round of these awards will be celebrated at next year’s national conference.