OTTAWA, Ontario – June 7, 2016. The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is pleased to award the Commission de la Capitale Nationale du Québec the Vision in Planning Award for its plan for the Promenade Samuel-De-Champlain, and redevelopment of the shoreline in Quebec City. The Vision in Planning Award recognizes community plans that have achieved or exceeded their intended expectations and represent a significant contribution to Canadian planning heritage.
“The Canadian Institute of Planners celebrates the work of the Commission de la Capitale Nationale du Québec for revitalizing and leaving a beautiful and lasting legacy for Quebec City and all who come here to enjoy it,” said CIP President, Hazel Christy.
The plan CIP celebrates was first conceived of in 1995, when the Commission sought to create an integrated vision of the 2.5 km of shoreline between the bridges and the port of Quebec City. Inspired by the St. Lawrence, its landscapes, and the history of the site, the development is both poetic and contemporary. The Promenade Samuel-De-Champlain project was delivered in 2008, and continues to be appreciated by the community.
CIP will be formally recognizing the Commission de la Capitale Nationale du Québec at the joint Canadian Institute of Planners and L’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec’s national planning conference, Accent on Planning, held in Quebec City on July 7, 2016.
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About the Vision in Planning Award
The CIP Vision in Planning Award recognizes community plans that have achieved or exceeded their intended expectations and represent a significant contribution to Canadian planning heritage. It celebrates plans of a historical nature that have been successfully implemented and have improved the quality of life for a Canadian community. The CIP Vision in Planning Award is an honorary award, not a competition. The recipient is chosen by committee with endorsement from the CIP Board of Directors and the local Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations, and is awarded annually at the national conference. See past winners here.
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