A Rich History Spanning More Than 100 Years
With a rich history that spans more than 100 years, we celebrate all the volunteers and members who have contributed to our Institute’s growth and impact.
The Town Planning Institute of Canada is founded with an inaugural meeting of 18 members at Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier Hotel, with Thomas Adams elected as the first President. The Institute’s main focus is to promote the discipline of planning amid Canada’s hectic post-WWI growth. By 1930, its 367 members include engineers, surveyors, and architects. The bi-monthly Town Planning Journal is established in 1920 to inspire civic leaders to engage in planning, despite little existing statutory requirement to do so.
1932 – 1952
Lack of growth during the Depression, and then the turbulence of WWII, lead to suspension of the Institute’s operations.
A post-war boom and the support of the federal Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation create a demand for planning that leads to the Institute’s revival. With many Canadian planners lacking formal training, the Institute formally recognizes planning education programs at four Canadian universities.
1950 – 1960s
The volunteer-run National Council of the Institute focuses on establishing a solid organization and raising membership standards. Local city-based chapters evolve into regional or provincial chapters. The Plan Canada journal resumes publishing in 1959, and by 1970, national membership reaches 800.
1970 – 1980s
A national office with staff is established in Ottawa in 1970, and a federated national/chapter structure is soon formalized. Renamed the Canadian Institute of Planners in 1974, the association saw membership growing rapidly and several new university degree programs recognized. In 1986, the chapters become Affiliates, recognized as equal partners, assuming most direct membership services.
CIP develops its programs, products services and activities, with a professional Executive Director now in place. The Plan Canada journal is transferred to a professional publisher in 1992, as the national office grows and increases French-language service.
Reciprocity with planning associations in the US and Australia enables Canadian planners to carry their experience to other countries. Since 2006, the Global Planners Network has further extended professional relationships.
CIP celebrates its centenary anniversary and marks the occasion with a number of initiatives to consider the future of the profession and reflect on the past. One initiative, a visual timeline, highlights key people, places, plans, and policies in Canadian planning history. In Plan Canada’s Spring 2019 issue, a special section is created for the centenary entitled Our Common Past?: A re-interpretation of Canadian planning histories.
With more than 7,500 members across Canada, CIP conducts professional activities nationally and internationally, with a growing strategic focus on topics that will advance planning practice or that impact the profession.
Presidents from 1919 – Present
Volunteers are at the heart of our organization. Learn more about CIP’s Presidents, who have served our Institute since 1919:
Thomas Adams, MTPIC [1871-1940]
Thomas Adams, Scottish-born, was originally a journalist, then chartered surveyor, who became secretary of the Garden City Association and then founding president of Britain’s Royal Town Planning Institute. In 1914, he came to Canada as national Town Planning Advisor. He tirelessly advocated for planning, prepared model planning acts, designed demonstration projects, and wrote the first Canadian planning textbook. Adams designed garden suburbs in Halifax’s Hydrostone and Ottawa’s Lindenlea. He prepared land use plans for Kitchener, Welland, London, and Windsor and designed new towns in Témiscaming, Jasper, and Corner Brook. In 1917, American planners invited Adams to help establish the American City Planning Institute, a forerunner of the American Planning Association. In 1919, as he had done in Britain and the US, he established a new professional body dedicated to planning in Canada: the Town Planning Institute of Canada, later renamed the Canadian Institute of Planners. After a decade in Canada, Adams led the preparation of the Regional Plan of New York and Environs, ran a British consulting practice, and taught planning at Harvard and MIT. In his day, he was perhaps the most important planner in the English-speaking world. In 2019, the centenary of CIP, the Government of Canada designated Thomas Adams as a National Historic Person.
Daniel Édouard Gaston Deville, LL.D., ISO, FRSC, MTPIC [1849-1924]
Édouard Deville (Toronto: LL.D.) was born in France. Deville served as a hydrographer with the rank of Captain of the French Navy in the South Seas before coming to Canada in 1874. Originally surveying in Quebec, Deville was appointed Inspector for Dominion Land Surveys in 1881, took part in the homestead survey of the newly acquired NWT, and become Dominion Surveyor General (1885-1924). He perfected the first practical method of photogrammetry, introducing it for mapping the Canadian Rockies between 1888 and 1896, and showing it to the world at the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893. He gained an international reputation as author of a comprehensive textbook, designer of equipment for photogrammetric mapping, and stimulated cartographic techniques. He published an article in Conservation of Life in 1918 on radial hamlet settlement schemes. He was Founding Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1882, received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Toronto in 1905, a Companion of the Imperial Service Order in 1916, a charter member and first Vice-President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada, and an Honorary member of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 1922. Mount Deville in Yoho National Park, BC is named after him. In 1971, the Government of Canada named him a National Historic Person.
James Patrick Hynes, FRAIC, MTPIC [1868-1953]
James Hynes was a Toronto-born architect and planning advocate who lived and worked there. In his original private practice and, later with partners Feldman and Watson, he designed a wide range of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and ecclesiastical buildings in Toronto and other Canadian cities. He identified with the Civic Guild and was Secretary of the Toronto Architectural Eighteen Club, a left-leaning group which temporarily seceded from the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). James was strongly committed to professional affairs throughout his career, during which he was the President of the Architectural League of America, Town Planning Institute of Canada (1922-1924), OAA (1922-1923), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (1928) including editor of the RAIC Journal, and then served as Secretary of the Ontario Association of Architects and Registration Board. He was on the Executive and General Committee of the US National Conference on City Planning (1912). James published articles in the Canadian Municipal Journal and the Journal of the Town Planning Institute of Canada. He was Chairman of the Legislative Committee which obtained the Registration Act of 1930 for OAA. Later, he was Secretary Emeritus and Historian of OAA. He left a significant record of professional achievement.
Joseph Eusebe Noulan Cauchon, MTPIC [1872-1935]
Noulan Cauchon (St. Boniface College, Manitoba; Pointe Levis College in Quebec) was an engineer, town planner, and, at various times, an architect. His early career was with railway companies but, by 1909, he developed an interest in town planning, writing frequently about it—sometimes controversially, and spent the rest of his career becoming an internationally recognized planner. He had an interest in hexagonal town planning and a scientific approach to infrastructure and land use. He was an early champion against air and water pollution. He was Chairman of Ottawa’s Town Planning Commission in 1921. Noulan helped drafted a new zoning by-law for Ottawa in 1924-25. He was named advisor to the Montreal Town Planning Commission in 1926. He worked with Percy Nobbs preparing a new Quebec town planning and zoning act. Noulan was a founder of the Town Planning Institute of Canada and its President in 1924-25. He toured Europe in 1929-31 lecturing on town planning in England, France, Germany, Austria, and Hungary. He was an Honorary Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. In his final months, Noulan advised the Parliamentary Committee on Housing which produced the 1935 National Housing Act.
James Ewing, MTPIC [1864-1926]
James Ewing was born and educated in Scotland, receiving his training as an engineer in the municipal works at Greenock. He came to Canada in 1885 to work for the CPR as a draughtsman in the chief engineer’s office, then chief draughtsman in the construction department. After 29 years of CPR service, he established the engineering firm of Ewing, Lovelace and Tremblay. In association with Thomas Adams, he prepared surveys and plans for a new town of Timiskaming, ON. James also did a plan for the South Shore, including St. Lambert, Longueuil, Montreal South, Greenfield Park, and part of the County of Chambly. He prepared other land development schemes and, at the time of his death, had just completed a comprehensive plan for lower Montreal. James was a Member of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Corporation of Professional Engineers of Quebec, the American Association of Port Authorities, the International Federation for Town and Country Planning, and the Director of Plans and Surveys for the City Improvement League Committee. He was a founding member of Town Planning Institute of Canada and, after serving four years as Vice-President, was elected President. He died in Montreal during his term as TPIC President.
Horace Llewellyn Seymour, MTPIC [1882-1940]
Horace Seymour (Toronto: BASc, CE) practiced as an engineer, surveyor, or town planner in all Canadian provinces except PEI. His early career was in surveying, then in general municipal engineering in the prairie provinces, then as a consultant with a Toronto consulting firm. He was the resident engineer for the Vancouver Town Planning Commission, 1929 plan, then the provincial Town Planning Director for Alberta. Notable in his career was assisting with the replanning the devastation of the Halifax explosion, a comprehensive plan and zoning bylaw with Thomas Adams for Kitchener (first Ontario municipality to adopt a modern town plan and enact an associated zoning by-law), a plan for a city in Venezuela, and consulting to many other municipalities. He drafted Alberta’s groundbreaking Town Planning Act of 1929, and as a consultant, he prepared Town Planning Acts for New Brunswick (1936) and Nova Scotia (1939). He lectured at the Universities of Toronto and Alberta. He was a Dominion and Ontario Land Surveyor, member of the Engineering Institute of Canada and various provincial associations of professional engineers, belonged to the American Institute of Planners, and was on the executive of the National Housing and Planning Association. His daughter, Marion Seymour, was a pioneering female engineer-planner in Ottawa.
Frank Ebenezer Buck, MTPIC [1875-1970]
Frank Buck (Macdonald College: BSAg; Cornell: Dipl Horticulture) came to Canada from England. Initially working as a newspaper editor, he also had a landscaping practice. Back to school, he earned a degree in agriculture with further studies in horticulture. He worked at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, looking after landscape architecture and floriculture. In 1920, he moved to UBC as landscape architect for the developing campus, becoming Professor of Ornamental Horticulture in the Faculty of Agriculture, working there till retiring in 1951. He had developed an interest in town planning, becoming a charter member of TPIC, then serving as President in 1928-29. He was Chairman of the Point Grey Town Planning Commission until Point Grey joined the City of Vancouver, where he was on Vancouver’s Commission until 1951 with two terms as Chairman. He was also a Charter Member of the Canadian Society of Technical Agriculturists and was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Canadian Horticultural Association, the National Rose Society, and the National Plant Registration Bureau. An honorary member of the BC Society of Landscape Architects, he is remembered by UBC’s Frank Buck Rugby Field and a fountain, with plaque, outside the UBC library.
Percy Erskine Nobbs, D. Litt., FRAIC, MTPIC [1875-1964]
Percy Nobbs (Edinburgh: MA) was Scottish born, spent time at art school in St Petersburg, Russia, articled as an architect after graduation in 1896, won numerous design awards, and was admitted to the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1900. The next year, he started at the London County Council Architect’s Department. In 1903, he moved to McGill University as Macdonald Chair of Architecture where he was Director (1903-1910), continuing as professor of design until 1940 while maintaining a private practice. He served in WWI, attaining the rank of major. He was active in Canadian planning, writing extensively, and becoming TPIC President in 1929. His architectural work included numerous buildings at McGill and in the Montreal area, and a development plan for the University of Alberta. Percy was President of Quebec’s Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, was acting president of the Royal Canadian Academy, and founder of the Atlantic Salmon Federation. He was a painter, sculptor, and wrote books on fencing and fishing. In 1957, McGill awarded him an Hon. D. Litt. He competed in fencing at the 1908 London Olympic Games and was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame as a builder in 1961. In 2008, he was named by the Government of Canada as a Person of National Historic Significance.
Arthur G. Dalzell, MTPIC [1869-1962]
Arthur Dalzell, born in Scotland, worked as an engineer in England, qualifying in 1897 as a sanitary inspector. In 1908, he moved to Vancouver as assistant city engineer for ten years. He was appointed assistant to Thomas Adams, town planning adviser to the Canadian Government. In 1919, Arthur joined Adams in creating the Town Planning Institute of Canada with 52 engineers, surveyors, architects, and landscape architects. Arthur spent 1919-1920 in Western Canada investigating urban problems. The partnership of Seymour and Dalzell produced zoning bylaws for Canadian cities. His 1926 report, entitled ‘To the Citizens of St. John’s, Is All Well?’ was influential in establishing a Town Planning Commission. He wrote articles for the TPIC Journal, Municipal Review of Canada, Canadian Engineer, and Social Welfare. He authored Housing in Canada (Volume 1) for the Social Service Council of Canada. The editor of the TPIC Journal commented: “Dalzell sees, as few men do, the relation of the land—the use of land—to the whole problem of town, rural and regional planning.” In letters to the membership, as President, in late 1931, he wrote of mounting financial issues and declining membership. Ultimately, TPIC suspended its operations for the next two decades.
Suspension of Operations
Aimé Cousineau, MTPIC [1885-1963]
Aimé Cousineau (École Polytechnique de Montréal: Eng.) graduated in 1909 and went to work as a hydraulic engineer for the federal government. In 1914, he joined the expanding Health Office of the City of Montreal as a sanitation engineer. Soon after being hired, the City gave him a grant for continuing education. He specialized in public hygiene at MIT and at the School of Public Hygiene of Harvard University, obtaining his diploma in sanitation engineering in 1916 from both institutions and helped the Health Office be on the cutting edge of techniques in public hygiene and sanitation engineering. Aime would go on to become Chief of the Sanitation Division in 1929. He was an Honorary Life Member (Certificate #29) of the American Society of Planning Officials. He became Director of Montreal’s City Planning Department in 1943. He taught an extension course on urban planning at the Ecole Polytechnique in the mid to late 40s at the time the CPAC Quebec Branch was starting on planning education. He was the first President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada after it was re-established in 1952. After retiring, Aime worked in an advisory capacity with Webb u0026 Knapp.
Eric W. Thrift, FCIP, FRAIC [1912-1995]
Eric Thrift (Manitoba: BArch; MIT: MArch) was an architect-planner who played a pivotal role in the development of community planning in Canada in the post-war era. Eric taught at the University of Manitoba, was planning advisor to the Province, and a planning consultant for several SK and MB municipalities including planning a new resource town, Thompson. He was Director of the Metropolitan Winnipeg Planning Commission, General Manager of the National Capital Commission and, in 1970, he was appointed as Queen’s University’s campus planner and a founding Professor in its School of Urban and Regional Planning. Appointed Professor Emeritus in 1981, he continued teaching. Eric was an energetic leader of provincial and national planning advocacy organizations throughout his career and a frequent contributor to Canadian and international conferences. He helped found the Community Planning Association of Canada. He was President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada twice, and the only Canadian President of the American Society of Planning Officials. For his professional contributions, Eric became a Fellow of the Town Planning Institute of Canada for his role in re-establishing the Institute, elected as a Life Member of ASPO, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Eugene G. Faludi, FCIP [1895-1981]
Eugene Faludi was Hungarian born, fleeing at the end of WWI to complete his training in Italy. In 1935, he was awarded the Chevalier de l’ordre de la couronne by King Leopold III of Belgium for the design of the Italian Pavilion at the Brussels World`s Fair. At the brink of WWII, Faludi escaped to England, ultimately arriving in Canada. He spear-headed Canadian post-war planning, undertaking many of the first masterplans for communities across Ontario. Faludi became one of the leading post war planners in Canada, undertaking official plans, urban renewal schemes, town expansions, and new town plans for municipalities. In the 1950`s, it was claimed his firm Town Planning Consultants was the largest private planning office in North America. In 1972, as part of a Federal Government initiative, he undertook the masterplan for a University Campus outside of Sao Paolo, Brazil. Dr. Faludi died in 1981, leaving behind legacy that guided land use planning in Ontario from its very beginnings to the respected profession that continues to shape the communities we live in today.
Anthony Patrick Cawthra Adamson, OC, FRAIC, MTPIC [1906-2002]
Anthony Adamson (Wellington College; Cambridge: MA; London: Post-Grad) trained as an architect and started in practice in Toronto with an interest in historic architecture, continuing as an architect and town planner: chief design consultant for creating Upper Canada Village (1956-61), the retention and relocation of heritage buildings displaced by flooding caused by the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway project, active in the preservation movement to retain Union Station in Toronto threatened by destruction, was consultant on the restoration of Dundurn Castle in Hamilton, and co-authored several books on historic architecture. He was associate professor at the University of Toronto from 1955-65. Anthony was a founder of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada, Vice-Chairman of the National Capital Commission, Chairman of the Ontario Arts Council, and Reeve for the Township of Toronto (now Mississauga). He was made a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1961, appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada in 1974, won the Governor General’s award for non-fiction in 1971 for Hallowed Walls, received the Coronation Medal from Heritage Canada in 1981, and was given the Gabrielle Léger Medal in 1981 for lifetime achievement in heritage conservation.
Percival Alan Deacon, MTPIC, MRAIC [1897-1979]
P. Alan Deacon (University of Toronto: Architecture) graduated in 1921. He worked for Sproatt u0026 Rolph (in 1921-23 and 1926-31) and was employed as assistant to J.P. Hynes (in 1924-25). He commenced practice in 1933 and in 1936 received an Honorable Mention for his neo-Georgian design in the Dominion Housing Act Small House Competition. He designed schools in North York, Etobicoke, and Thornhill. After 1950, he was a partner in the firm of Deacon, Arnett u0026 Murray. He was a member of the Community Planning Association of Canada, presenting a motion passed at its first annual meeting that their publications be in both English and French. Alan was also, in 1949, the Chairman of the Ontario Community Planning Association.
Burroughs Pelletier, MPTIC [1894-1964]
Burroughs Pelletier, born in Montreal, was proud of his Anglo-Norman origins in the Gaspé Peninsula. In the 1930s, Burroughs became known for his keen interest in heraldry—involved in the design of the Saguenay flag and, later, participated in the creation of Quebec’s flag. However, it was in urban planning that he left his mark. After working as an engineer for the City of Chicoutimi, he joined the Quebec Ministry of Municipal Affairs in the 1940s as Director of the provincial urban planning department. His career there was dominated by Maurice Duplessis, who was reluctant to support planning, so the administrative unit was only two people. Meeting with municipal councils throughout the province, he promoted a rudimentary model zoning by-law. There were approximately 1,500 municipalities and, despite the enabling powers conferred on them by the Acts [Loi des Cités et Villes and Code Municipal], only a few had the means to plan. With the Quiet Revolution, Burroughs organized awareness sessions throughout Quebec to promote urban planning. Also participating in the Community Planning Association, he was, at the turn of the 1960s, a leading pioneer in Quebec’s urban planning which gained fruition later when Quebec established an institutional planning framework.
Adolph Gustav Martin, MTPIC [1914-1968]
Al Martin (Manitoba: MArch), after graduating normal school in 1933, taught in one-room schools in Saskatchewan, then managed the family farm. With the onset of WWI, he joined the RCAF serving in radar, signals and intelligence in the North Africa, Mediterranean and Italian theatres. After transfer back to England, he developed an interest in reconstruction plans for Britain’s blitzed cities. Returning to Canada, he enrolled at the University of Manitoba, eventually working with the city engineering office in Regina and then the Province of Manitoba. After obtaining his Master of Architecture in City Planning, he went to work for the City of Calgary. He worked first in the planning division of the engineering department and, in 1953, he was placed in charge of planning when it became a separate department, where he worked for 15 years till his death in a car accident. The Mayor said ‘He was the man most responsible for the planning of the future of Calgary. He served as planner during the period of Calgary’s greatest growth.’ Al was President of the Town Planning Institute for 1958-1959.
Abram Leland Stanley Nash, OBE, MM, FCIP, P.Eng, OLS [1894-1992]
Stanley Nash (Toronto: Engineering) received his Ontario Land Surveyor commission in 1915. Overseas with the 40th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, he was in several battles on the WWII front, including Vimy Ridge, and was awarded the Military Medal for Bravery. After graduating in civil engineering, he continued work as a surveyor, then became County Engineer in Haldimand County. As a Major in WWII, he was second in command of the 1st Field Regiment in England and France. In Canada, as Colonel, he directed army training centres—receiving the Order of the British Empire. In 1945, he brought his experience to the new Ontario Community Planning Branch where, during the 1950s and 60s, he was largely responsible for drafting and implementing Ontario’s Planning Act. Stanley understood the problems facing municipalities and sought greater appreciation and knowledge for those with professional planning responsibilities. He was President of Town Planning Institute of Canada, on the Board of the American Society of Planning Officials, and an Honorary Vice-President of the Ontario Land Surveyors. Stanley was elected a Fellow of TPIC in 1969. A man of warmth and understanding, he regarded his planning role as a great mission with a great sense of dedication to the planning profession.
Murray Zides, FCIP [1920-1998]
Murray Zides (New Brunswick: BScEng) was born in Poland in 1920 and, after immigrating to Canada, his family settled in Saint John, New Brunswick. Gaining his engineering degree, he did post-graduate work at Yale in traffic engineering. He was a member of the RCAF militia. Murray worked in three Canadian provinces. He was Director of Community Planning for Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs in the early 1950’s. In the late 1950s, Murray worked in Newfoundland, moving back to Saint John in the 1960’s to became Director of the Metropolitan Saint John Town Planning Commission till retiring in 1985. He was highly regarded as a conscientious team player in the modernization of Saint John. He was an avid supporter of the Town Planning Institute of Canada. In 1964, Murray was one of the founding members of an association of planners from Atlantic Canada that officially became the Atlantic Planners Institute in 1969. Murray also served as TPIC President in 1960-1961. He was editor of TPIC News for five years and wrote articles for Plan Canada and served on its National Advisory Editorial Board. He was elected a Fellow of CIP in 1989. The CIP Award for Planning Excellence was given in his name in 1997.
Eric W. Thrift, FCIP, FRAIC [1912-1995]
Eric Thrift (Manitoba: BArch; MIT: MArch) was an architect-planner who played a pivotal role in the development of community planning in Canada in the post-war era. Eric taught at the University of Manitoba, was planning advisor to the Province, and a planning consultant for several SK and MB municipalities including planning a new resource town, Thompson. He was Director of the Metropolitan Winnipeg Planning Commission, General Manager of the National Capital Commission and, in 1970, he was appointed as Queen’s University’s campus planner and a founding Professor in its School of Urban and Regional Planning. Appointed Professor Emeritus in 1981, he continued teaching. Eric was an energetic leader of provincial and national planning advocacy organizations throughout his career and a frequent contributor to Canadian and international conferences. He helped found the Community Planning Association of Canada. He was President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada twice, and the only Canadian President of the American Society of Planning Officials. For his professional contributions, Eric became a Fellow of the Town Planning Institute of Canada for his role in re-establishing the Institute, elected as a Life Member of ASPO, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.1962-1963
Don South, MTPIC [1920-2003]
Don South (UBC: Geog), born in British Columbia, served in the RCAF during WWII, then graduated in 1948 from the University of British Columbia with a degree in geography. He joined the provincial civil service and became the first planning director in BC’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Later he was the Senior Subdivision Approving Officer in the Ministry of Highways. He was deeply involved in setting up BC’s regional districts, which introduced planning to extensive areas of British Columbia. He retired from government in 1985, spending several years consulting. Don was one of eight founding members of the Planning Institute of British Columbia in 1958 and became its Vice-President. He served as President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada in 1962-1963.
Humphrey Stephen Mumford Carver, CM, LLD, FCIP [1902-1995]
Humphrey Carver (AA School of Architecture, London) came to Canada in 1930. Inspired by Thomas Adam’s work for the New York Regional Planning Association, Carver was an advocate of public-housing policy, active in the League for Social Reconstruction, and writing for Canadian Forum, Saturday Night, as well as architectural and welfare journals. He taught for several years at the University of Toronto’s School of Architecture, then at the School of Social Work. He organized the influential 1939 Housing Conference and was involved in much of the institutional development in community planning and housing in Canada after 1940. He chaired the Research Committee of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation from 1948 to 1955 and its Advisory Group from1955 to 1967. Under Carver’s leadership of the latter, its research and programs in housing policy, housing design and community planning attained an international reputation. He was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in 1934, was founding vice-president of the Community Planning Association of Canada in 1947, President of TPIC in 1963-4, and a vice-president of the American Society of Planning Officials. Carver was the author of three books: Houses for Canadians (1948); Cities in the Suburbs (1962), and Compassionate Landscape (1978). He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1988 as “a pioneer in the field of urban planning and public housing.”
Earl Aaron Levin, FCIP, MRAIC [1919-2014]
Earl Levin (Manitoba: BArch; UBC: MSc Pl; Manitoba: PhD) left Winnipeg to serve in WWII. After, he completed his architecture degree and a diploma at the School of Planning and Research for Regional Development in London. He worked in England before returning to Canada and attending UBC. He was on staff at Vancouver’s first Planning Department; a planner with Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Director of Planning for Saskatchewan; and Director of Planning at Metro Winnipeg; He consulted with Murray V. Jones Associates in Toronto; Damas and Smith in Winnipeg, and his own firm. He served on the Canadian Council on Urban and Regional Research. His academic appointments included Professor and Head of the Department of City Planning (U Manitoba), faculty at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning, and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Urban Studies (U Winnipeg). His contributions to CIP and its affiliates were also significant—chairing formation of the Association of Professional Community Planners of Saskatchewan and as President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada. He was elected as a CIP Fellow in 2012. Earl, at 74, completed his doctorate. He was on the Boards of the Manitoba Opera Company, Winnipeg Art Gallery, and Manitoba Theatre Centre.
James Bryce Milner, MTPIC [1918-1969]
J.B. Miller (Dalhousie: LLB), after graduation with the University Medal in 1939 and wartime service in Ottawa with the Foreign Exchange Control Board, taught at Dalhousie (1945-1949) before graduate school at Harvard. He joined the University of Toronto Law School, remaining there for the rest of his life. He instituted a course in community planning law taught in the law and planning schools. An internationally recognized expert, he wrote a definitive text on community planning law, authored proposals for the reform of Ontario community planning and land use law, and chaired the Zoning Study Committee of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He was a TPIC member, serving as President (1965-1966). Milner chaired the Toronto Township Committee of Adjustment, served as chair of the Centre for Urban Studies at UofT, and was active in the Canadian Council of Urban and Regional Research. Milner was an active participant in professional organizations and community groups—an early leader in a movement to renew inner city neighbourhoods. He was a driving force in the Canadian Association of University Teachers, which named an annual award in his honour. The City of Toronto named a parkette in downtown Toronto after him. The UofT grants the annual James Milner Bronze Medal.
Benoit Begin, FCSLA, MTPIC [1922-2018]
Benoit Begin (Cornell: MLArch; MPlan) started his original practice in Trois-Rivières, which grew into an influential interdisciplinary office planning many new subdivisions, parks, boulevards, and institutions there and in numerous other municipalities. In 1961, with his colleague Jean-Claude LaHaye, he established the Institut d’Urbanisme, Quebec’s first French-language city planning program. He was its first Director and contributed to the Institut’s integration into the Université de Montréal and the creation of the new Faculté de l’aménagement in 1968. Later, Benoît joined the Department of Landscape Architecture, where he taught until retirement in 1988. Benoît helped establish the professional association for Quebec’s planners, which became the Ordre des Urbanistes du Québec. He was a founding member of the Association des Architectes Paysagistes du Québec in 1965. Benoît had a ten-year mandate as a consultant for the National Capital Commission. His numerous contributions were widely recognized: he was honoured as a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in 1981, as a Membre honoraire of the AAPQ, and as a Membre émérite and winner of the médaille du Mérite of the OUQ. Parc Benoît-Bégin in Trois-Rivières was named for him in 2014.
Macklin Leslie Hancock, O.Ont., D.Sc., FCIP, FCSLA [1925-2010]
Macklin Hancock (Ontario Agricultural College: BSc Ag; Harvard: Planning u0026 Landscape Architecture) was born in 1925 in China but his family left two years later. In WWII, he was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Macklin was an active partner in the family nursery and landscape design firm. He became the chief planner of the team that designed Don Mills—the first comprehensively planned community in Toronto. In 1956, a few of that planning team established Project Planning Associates, one of Canada’s first multi-disciplinary consulting practices. The firm planned many prominent projects in Canada and internationally, with Macklin as president for 45 years. Macklin was elected CIP Fellow in 1997. He was also a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by CSLA in 2009. He served as the President of both CIP (1967-1968) and Ontario Association of Landscape Architects. He was awarded the Centennial Medal for Distinguished Service to Canada in 1967, an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Guelph in 2002, and the Order of Ontario in 2003. He is remembered on a plaque in Macklin Hancock Park located on Don Mills Road in North York.
Jack T. Allston, FCIP [1924-2007]
Jack Allston, a veteran of WWII with the Royal Engineers, came to Canada in 1954 to work for the City of St. John’s. Shortly after, Jack became Director of Planning in the Provincial Planning Office. In his long tenure there, Jack introduced the Urban and Rural Planning Act. Community plans and model development regulations were developed and adopted for many of the over 300 communities. It was often said that Jack came to NL when they needed a visionary. Under Jack’s guidance, many planners learned and spread his influence across Canada. Jack was Commanding Officer, Royal Newfoundland Regiment (1965-1968). In 1967, he initiated the Signal Hill National Historic Site Tattoo. He was Aide-de-camp to Governor General Michener in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jack retired from the PPO in 1986, but his interest in history sustained his involvement in the Tattoo, the Newfoundland Regiment Museum, and the NL Historic Sites Association. Jack was active in the church, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and advisor for the 1984 Papal Visit. He was a founding member of the Atlantic Planners Institute and a Fellow of CIP. Jack’s legacy lives on in the quality of community life that Newfoundlanders and Labradorians enjoy.
Anthony H. Roberts, MTPIC [1926-2016]
Tony Roberts was born in Bridgend, Wales. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and Town Planner before emigrating to Canada in 1953. He worked in provincial and city planning in Toronto and Burnaby and then went to Victoria in 1961 as Planning Director of the Capital Region Planning Board. During this period, he was most proud of his work initiating the planning and acquisition of the CRD’s regional park program. Before retiring in 1985, he was Manager of the Islands Trust for 8 years. During his professional career he served on National Council, was President of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (1965-1967), and President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada (1969-1970). Tony was a founding member of the Board at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary and generously committed 17 years of his life to serve as Director (1975-77 and 1980-95). He wrote a book of fiction, traveled, and built a retirement home on McInnis Rise.
Murray Victor Jones, MTPIC [1924-2009]
Murray V Jones (McGill: MUP) was the first Commissioner of Planning for the newly formed Metropolitan Toronto Planning Board in the 1950s. He went on to form his own consulting firm, Murray V. Jones u0026 Associates. As a consultant, Murray was influential in bringing land use planning to rural and small towns in Ontario. He was President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada during 1970-1971. During the late 1970’s, he helped establish the idea that official plans and zoning bylaws were important for smaller towns and rural communities as well as larger cities. At one point, he also had a branch office in Edmonton. He was involved in many major urban planning, renewal, development, and governance projects across the country (in communities like Barrie, Halifax, Hamilton, Winnipeg, and Vancouver, etc.) before retiring in British Columbia.
Dusan Makale, FCIP [1921-1985]
Dusan (Danny) Makale arrived in Alberta from Yugoslavia and worked for the Edmonton District Planning Commission from 1950 to 1956. Danny then formed perhaps the first exclusively planning consultancy on the Prairies and, through this, he made a major contribution to planning throughout Western and Northern Canada as well as some international projects. Danny’s long-standing belief in the need for professionalism in planning is exemplified by his service to the Institute. He served on the National Council of the Town Planning Institute of Canada in the late 1960s, becoming President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada for 1971-72. He represented TPIC at the International Federation for Housing and Planning in Belgrade (1971) and the Commonwealth Association of Planners in New Delhi, 1973. Danny was also a dedicated participant in the Alberta affiliate of CIP and the Community Planning Association of Canada. He received recognition of his service to Canada through his professional work by the award of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal in 1978. Danny was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners in 1983. Over his planning career of work of 35 years before his accidental death in Granada, people knew his intensity on behalf of his client, the pursuit of fun, and in the promotion of the profession.
William Thomson, FCIP
William Thomson (McMaster: BA; Indiana, MA) was Senior Planner with Ontario’s Community Planning, then Deputy Planning Director and Planning Director for Kitchener, Commissioner of Planning for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and Commissioner of Economic Development for Kitchener. Later, Bill consulted with Thomson McGough and then his own firm and became a mediator for the Ontario Municipal Board. Bill was Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo. He was a member of the Economic Development Council of Ontario, Association of Ontario Land Economists, Lambda Alpha Land Economics Society, and American Society of Planning Officials. He was on many other industry and community groups including the Midwestern Ontario Development Association, Waterloo Regional Airport Commission, Waterloo Environmental Advisory Committee, and Grand River Trail Foundation. He was a founding member and Vice-President of the South Western Ontario Chapter of TPIC, and later its President. Bill served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Town Planning Institute of Canada, becoming its President. He was Chairman of CIP’s Energy Conservation Planning Task Force. Bill became a CIP Fellow in 1983. Bill advises young planners: don’t say no—you can make a difference if you have the courage to do things and learn from mistakes and make things better.
Andrew M. Campbell, MCIP [1936-1976]
Andy Campbell (U Sask: B.Ed.; Manitoba: MSc Pl), Regina-born, graduated from the University of Manitoba in Planning and completed further studies at the University College of London, England on a Nutfield Fellowship. He was Director of Community Planning for the Saskatchewan Department of Municipal Affairs, then left the provincial government in 1970 to work for Consultant Group Limited of Saskatoon. He was elected in 1968 to the Council of the Association of Professional Community Planners of Saskatchewan and served as its President for 1972-73. Andy was President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada in 1973-1974. He served as a member of the University of Regina Senate in 1975-1976. He was also a visiting Commissioner at the Ibadon Polytech in Nigeria in 1976. In his honour, the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute presents the annual Andy Campbell Award to a graduating student registered in the Regional and Urban Development Program at the University of Saskatchewan.
Mark L. Dorfman, RPP, FCIP
Mark Dorfman (Toronto: MScPl) was a planner in municipal government for 15 years before establishing his own practice in 1981. As President of Mark L. Dorfman Planner Inc., in Waterloo, he specialized in land use planning and environmental policies for public and private sector clients. He is an Ontario Registered Professional Planner, a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and a member of the American Planning Association. He served as President of the Canadian Institute of Planners from 1974 to 1976. He was chair of the Region of Waterloo Environmental and Ecological Advisory Committee from 1988 to 1991, on the Board of Ontario Nature from 1995 to 2004 and served as its President from 2000 to 2002. Mark was president of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists from 2000 to 2002. He was on the Board of Nature Canada from 2003 to 2014, serving as Chair from 2005 to 2008 and Past Chair to 2013. He served as a member of Waterloo Region’s Water Efficiency Advisory Committee. He is the author of several published papers, including in Plan Canada, and has delivered papers at various conferences and workshops. He has been an adjunct professor in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo for many years.
Ian Paul Harper (Leeds: Diploma in Town Planning) graduated from Leeds in 1963 and worked in Cambridge and Gloucester in the United Kingdom. He emigrated to Canada in 1968 to become Deputy Director of Urban and Regional Planning with the Provincial Planning office in Newfoundland and Labrador, where he was a member of the Atlantic Planners Institute. In 1970, he was appointed Director of Saskatchewan’s Community Planning Branch. He was involved with a broad range of land use, transportation, downtown development, and urban renewal—including the steering committee for the Regina Airport master plan, spoke in favour of regional and intermunicipal planning, and was involved in planning a new mining town. He was President of the Saskatchewan chapter of the Town Planning Institute of Canada in 1974, becoming President of the Canadian Institute of Planners in 1976. Paul was promoted to Executive Director of Urban Planning of Saskatchewan’s Urban Affairs Division in 1977 with responsibility for planning matters involving the province with larger urban municipalities. Later, he became Director of Planning and Development, then Acting Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Peter J. Martin, FCIP [d. 1989]
Peter Martin (Churcher’s College; Toronto), after service in the British Army, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and came to Canada in 1954 to work with Central Mortgage and Housing in the Maritimes as an appraiser. Following a post graduate course in town and regional planning at the University of Toronto, he began his planning career with the Metropolitan Toronto Planning Board working on the Metropolitan Official Plan and assisting many municipalities in local plan preparation. In the 60s, he consulted for a leading planning firm in the United States, eventually returning to Ontario where he continued his consulting career, including as Vice President and Director of Urban and Regional Planning at M.M. Dillon advising government and other organizations. During 1973-76, at the request of the Ontario Minister of Housing, Peter was Executive Coordinator for the Ontario Housing Action Program. Peter gave time, energy, and dedication to the well-being of the profession through his involvement in many professional organizations. Peter was a President of the Canadian Institute of Planners in 1978-79, the Ontario Association of Land Economists, and Association of Consulting Planners. In addition, he was the Vice President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners. Peter lectured at Guelph, Waterloo, and York Universities.
Anne Beaumont, FCIP
Anne Beaumont (Wales: BA; Toronto: MScPl) emigrated to Canada in 1967. She worked in various Ontario Ministries (Municipal Affairs, Treasury, Economics, and Intergovernmental Affairs)—interrupted to attend the University of Toronto—as Director of the Official Plans Branch, Director of the Community Planning Advisory Branch, and Executive Director of the Community Planning Programs Division, finishing her career as Assistant Deputy Minister of Housing Policy and Programs. After, she formed Beaumont Consulting and was a research associate with the Centre for Urban and Community Studies at the UofT. She was the first woman in the Commonwealth elected President of a national professional planners’ institute—providing strong leadership to CIP. Anne promoted CIP’s National Task Force on Energy. Anne was on the Board of the Toronto Chapter of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, on the Board of the McGill Club, Co-Chair of the National Housing Research Committee, member of the Canadian Council on Building and Fire Codes, the Advisory Council for the UofT planning program, and on other committees for CMHC and FCM. Anne was elected as a Fellow in recognition of a stellar career, influencing a generation of planners, and leadership in the planning profession both in Ontario and nationally.
Graham Stallard (London School of Economics, 1962; UBC: Planning, 1968) planned in SW British Columbia communities. Initially a policy planner, his highlight was helping restructure the City of Victoria in the 1970s. In the turbulent time that followed, he was engaged in most things that make a planner’s job interesting—economic development, resource planning, as well as emergency and social planning. Graham became a Member of the national and provincial institutes in 1969, soon becoming Editor of PIBC NEWS. This proved to be a lengthy involvement, that both widened his horizons and brought out the cheeky journalist in him. He was elected to PIBC Council—serving two terms as President. Like the editorship, he hung in there for years finally assuming the role of Council’s curmudgeon in residence. Graham represented PIBC on CIP Council and in an unguarded moment agreed to run for President. To his surprise, he got elected and re-elected a year later. It was a remarkable opportunity for him to meet colleagues across Canada. He attended a Commonwealth Association of Planners conference in Cyprus in 1982. Since retirement, he served on three advisory bodies and included other interests such as correspondent for a European-based shipping magazine and tour guide at the BC Aviation Museum.
Peter Weston, RPP (Ret.)
Peter Weston (McMaster: Geog; UBC: MA Plan) graduated from McMaster in 1965,) and initiated his planning career. A year later, he went to the University of British Columbia. The pinnacle of his public sector planning was to be seconded to the Premier’s Office to work on the Ontario Housing Action Program to address a housing crisis in 1972-73. After seven years in Plans Administration, another seven years as a minority partner in a small land development company learning and managing the rough and tumble of land development, Peter formed Weston Consulting as a general practice, private sector planning firm. At his retirement in 2020, the firm had grown to over 50 staff. Peter’s service to professional planning organization included being Treasurer (Central Ontario Chapter—now merged with OPPI), Treasurer for the 1977 CIP Conference in Toronto, Chairman COC, and Treasurer of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Finally, he served as CIP President in 1982-1983. He describes his role as treasurer in the three cases as heavy lifting in an era of financial turmoil. But it all was a great experience for Peter to work collegially with the very best for CIP.
Barry Clark (BA Economics u0026 Political Science; UBC:MA Community and Regional Planning, Alberta: MBA), joined the Town Planning Institute of Canada in 1970. He initiated the first newsletter for Alberta planners and served on the provincial executive and membership committee during the 1970s. As AACIP President, he represented Alberta planners on the National Council from 1979 to 1982. On National Council, he led a review of the Institute’s publications which, at that time, included Plan Canada and a separate newsletter. From 1983 to 1984, he served as CIP President while Council undertook a significant consideration of the relationships between the national institute and the provincial associations. Barry’s professional career focused on leading regional and municipal planning services primarily with the Edmonton Regional Planning Commission. He led programs for long range urban policy and current planning services during the 1970s and 1980s. In 1988 he completed an MBA at the University of Alberta and joined Alberta Municipal Affairs to become Director of Policy Research. He led the team researching municipal organization, implementing municipal restructuring, supporting management development, and conducting research on municipal financial issues. He retired from practice in 2005.
Pamela Sweet, RPP (Ret.), FCIP
Pamela Sweet (Carleton: HBA; Queens: MPL) was the second woman to be President of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She contributed to the Institute by serving as President, participating in the CIP/China exchange, representing CIP at the Commonwealth Association of Planners, chairing/co-chairing three National CIP Conferences, and serving as Chair of the Fellows Selection Committee. She worked for 43 years in land use planning, policy development, urban design, project management and public consultation including Director of Policy and Infrastructure Planning for the Region of Ottawa-Carleton, Director of Planning for the City of Cumberland, and Senior Vice-President of FOTENN Consultants. She received awards for the Region’s Official Plan, Regional Housing Policies; Sustainable Arctic Subdivision and Core Area Plan in the City of Iqaluit, NU; and Small Town Planning Excellence Award in Wolfville, NS. She also received a Member Service Award from OPPI. She has continued to contribute to planning and the community as a member of the National Capital Commission Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty; Chair of the City of Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation Board; the Ottawa Public Library Board; Ottawa International Airport Board of Directors; and mentoring young Planners. She was made a CIP Fellow in 2001.
Barry Zwicker (Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University, University of Toronto, and Western University) practiced as a municipal planner for 20 years with the City of Dartmouth and the Town of Bedford. Public planning was followed by thirteen years as a principal in consulting with Terrain Group. Barry then started a community-based renewable energy company focusing on large scale wind turbines and thermal solar development. Since 2012, Barry has been active in developing a waste- to-energy company with a primary focus of finding economic and environmental alternatives to landfills. Barry first became active in CIP through the Atlantic Planner Institute (API), serving on API Council for many years as Membership Chair and two terms as President. He served on the CIP National Membership Committee and as CIP President from 1985-1986. Barry was an adjunct professor in the Dalhousie Planning and Architecture Faculty for five years focusing on how to apply theory to real life situations. Barry also served on regional and national offices of the Urban Development Institute as regional and national president. Volunteering and giving back are a large part of Barry’s work and life ethic.
Jay Wollenberg, RPP, FCIP
Jay Wollenberg (MIT: BSc, MCP) started practicing as a consulting planner in 1975. He served on PIBC Council from 1983 to 1987, including two years as President, and on the Canadian Institute of Planners Council for four years including one year as Vice President and one year as President. In 1983, with Sandi Munro, he co-founded Coriolis Consulting, combining the disciplines of urban planning and urban land economics. The consulting practice was designed to provide rigorous and comprehensive advisory services in diverse areas including land use and development policy, market and financial analysis for private and public sector projects, integrated regional land use and transit planning, growth forecasting, affordable housing, municipal finance, and economic development. Because of his strong belief that experienced planners should contribute to planning education, Jay has held an appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning for over two decades. He teaches market and financial analysis for urban planning applications and provides guidance for students on research projects. Jay also teaches in the SFU City Program on financing municipal and regional infrastructure using development fees and zoning-based tools such as density bonusing and community amenity contributions. Jay was made a CIP Fellow in 2008.
Gary Davidson, RPP, FCIP
Gary Davidson (Ontario: BA; Toronto: MA; Waterloo: PhD) started his planning career in Nova Scotia in 1967 and became a member of the fledgling Atlantic Planners Institute in 1968 and became its representative on TPIC Council in 1970. Moving to Ontario in 1971, Gary started the first rural county planning department in Ontario. Throughout the 1970s, the Huron County Planning Department pioneered rural land use planning and created an approach used across Canada. Gary’s professional career was intertwined with both CIP and OPPI. He was on TPIC when CIP was formed and promoted the ‘affiliate model’ that served CIP for many years. Gary served as CIP President from 1987 to 1988 and OPPI president from 2005 to 2007. Over his career, he has served on CIP council three times and for several years chaired the Fellows Selection Committee. Gary championed CIP’s involvement in climate change adaptation planning starting in 2006 when climate change planning was in its infancy. Over the next decade, CIP developed projects in Nunavut and Atlantic Canada and led professional climate change workshops across Canada. One of Gary’s sources of accomplishment is the number of CIP members who have become involved in climate change planning.
David Witty, RPP, FCIP, MRAIC
David Witty (Waterloo: BA, MA; UBC: PhD) joined MPPI in 1974 becoming Chair in 1976 when he was partner in one of the first planning and landscape architecture practices on the prairies. Dave served on National Council in the early/mid ’80’s helping to revise CIP’s Bylaws. Elected President (1988), he and others advocated structural and personnel changes which created a more responsive and dynamic CIP. During that time (President-Elect/President/Past President, 1987-90), Dave Chaired the CIP-led Canadian Healthy Community Project (with CPHA and FCM), attended Commonwealth Association meetings successfully advocating for a reduced UK role, and represented CIP/Canada at two WHO Healthy Cities conferences. He has chaired two national conferences, Chaired PIBC’s Membership Committee, was a National Examiner (1993-2003), Founding Chair (2002-04) College of Fellows (and National Council member), chair/member of accreditation site visits, and Fellows Representative on CIP FutureFORWARD Task Force. He has published numerous planning/urban design OpEd’s and journal articles (eleven in Plan Canada), spoken at national and international conferences and is recipient of national and regional awards in his consultancy and academic careers, including Life Member of PIBC (2019). David was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at the University of Manitoba and Provost of Vancouver Island University, where he was a founder of the Community Planning Program. During his blended academia and consulting career, Dave has enjoyed volunteering in Winnipeg, Bowen Island, and Nanaimo.
John Kenneth Steil, RPP, FCIP
John Steil (Alberta: BSc, BA; Toronto: MScPl), started with the City of Edmonton in 1976. After speaking at an AACIP AGM, John was elected to its Council, starting years of involvement: two terms as President and AACIP’s representative on CIP, including Chair of the National Membership Committee and Fellows Selection Committee. John was acclaimed CIP President for 1989-90. Elected as a Fellow in 2003, he became Chair of the College of Fellows and, again, on National Council. John represented CIP on trips as part of the CIP/China exchange and led several program reviews for the Professional Standards Board. He is a longstanding member of PIBC’s Professional Discipline Review Committee. A frequent contributor to Plan Canada and other publications, John taught at the UofA and presented at conferences frequently on a diversity of topics such as creativity and ethics. Most of John’s career has been with Stantec, consulting across western and northern Canada. John has received numerous planning awards from CIP, APPI, PIBC, and other organizations for projects such as urban design, agricultural planning, corridor planning, and the protection of artist studios. He has contributed to the community in many other ways, such as being a Big Brother and a board member of the Vines Environmental Arts Festival and the Eastside Arts Society, and an advisor to UBC’s Masters in Engineering Leadership Program. John wrote the book Public Art in Vancouver: Angels Among Lions. When mentoring young planners, John emphasizes the importance of contributing to the planning profession.
Hugh Kellas, FCIP
Hugh Kellas (UBC: BA; Toronto: MScPl) worked initially in neighbourhood planning with the City of Toronto and later in regional planning and environmental management with Metro Vancouver. Hugh joined the Canadian Institute of Planners in 1979 during a period of planning legislation change, engaging in the debate through chairing CIP’s national task force on planning legislation and the Planning Institute of BC’s submission on BC’s land use act, and participating on provincial development process advisory committees. He served on the Plan Canada Editorial Board during the early 1980s. Hugh was elected to PIBC Council from 1984 to 1987, serving as President in 1985-1986. He served on CIP Council 1984-1986 and 1989-1992, then was elected CIP President for 1990-1991. During Hugh’s time on CIP Council, the Institute expanded its international connections, including an exchange with the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design. Hugh has lectured extensively on metropolitan planning and governance in Canada and internationally. As a result of his interest in the social quality of community life in planning, Hugh has served on the boards of social service agencies in Toronto and Metro Vancouver. Hugh was elected to the CIP College of Fellows in 1998.
Stephen B. Jewczyk, FCIP
Stephen Jewczyk (Ryerson: Urban and Regional Planning) worked for Revenue Properties Limited prior to moving to Newfoundland and Labrador as Director of Planning and Development for the St. John’s Metropolitan Area Board. In 1989, he was appointed City Planner, then Director of Planning and Development for the City of Mount Pearl until 2017. He did contract work in both the Middle East and Caribbean and for the Town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove. A member of CIP since 1974, Stephen served as President of the Atlantic Planners Institute (1983-85), the Canadian Institute of Planners (1991-1992), the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch (2000-2005), the CIP Fellows and Honours Jury (2015-2021), and President of the CIP Student Scholarship Trust Fund Board. He was Chair of the Healthy Communities Network (1992–1996) and Canadian CIP coordinator of the Canadian/China Internship Planning Experience Program (2006-2009). Stephen was elected as a CIP Fellow in 2005. He volunteered throughout Newfoundland: Chair of Stella’s Circle, Director of the Housing and Homelessness Network, and serving on service organizations for both sports and the United Church. Throughout his career, he has mentored many young planners.
Helen Henderson (Waterloo: BES Honours Urban u0026 Regional Planning) became active in the Eastern Ontario Chapter of CIP while working as City Planner in Pembroke Ontario. She was Vice-President of the Eastern Ontario Chapter in 1980-82, when she moved to Alberta to join the City of Lethbridge where she held positions in Planning, Land Development and Economic Development. Helen was a member of Council in the Alberta Association, and was instrumental in having planning registered as a profession in Alberta. She served as President of AACIP in 1986-87, and represented the Association on National Council, before being elected as President of the Canadian Institute of Planners for 1992-93. During her years on National Council, she was actively involved in the Active Living initiative. Helen concluded her professional career at the University of Lethbridge. Always a proponent of the importance of community, Helen has been involved in her community through a variety of organizations including the United Way, Rotary Cub of Lethbridge, the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation, and her church.
John Livey, RPP, FCIP
John Livey (Toronto: B.A and MSc Planning,) has been a member of CIP since 1978 and served the Institute in several capacities. Following his election as Chair of the Central Chapter of CIP in 1985, the day after a tornado swept through Barrie, ON, he reached out to the three other Ontario chapters to join to form a province-wide Chapter of CIP. In March 1986, he became the first President of the Ontario Planners Institute. The new entity began the publication of the Ontario Planning Journal (now Y Magazine), district programs were enhanced, and an Ontario Planners Conference was launched. In 1988, he joined National Council and worked vigorously to expand membership and CIP’s services across Canada. In 1994, John co-chaired the CIP/International Federation of Housing Professionals Conference in Edmonton. John was Planning Commissioner for York Region, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Markham, Deputy City Manager for the City of Toronto and then a planning consultant working in Toronto. He has been active in the community including roles with the United Way and Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation. Throughout all his activities, he works with others to find common ground and achieve strong planning solutions.
Peter Petrovich Bloodoff, MCIP [1949-1996]
Peter Bloodoff (SAIT: Arch Tech; Mount Royal: Dip Pl; UBC: MCRP), after graduating from Mount Royal, went to work for the Victoria Capital Region District before going to UBC in 1979. After graduation, he moved to Penticton as a planner for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, eventually moving north as Planning Director for the City of Prince George where he had a major impact on the community. Peter served on the PIBC Council as a student representative in the early 1980s, becoming its President from 1989 to 1991. He became CIP’s President in 1994. He helped develop the University of Northern British Columbia’s Environmental Planning Program and has a memorial scholarship endowed there in his name. Peter was dedicated to the profession and was a mentor and friend to planners. The 2002 Awards for Planning Excellence were presented in his name. The square in front of the Prince George provincial courthouse is named for him, with a plaque that says ‘The opening of this square is dedicated to Peter Bloodoff for his vision and work to improve our downtown. May his dream for a revitalized downtown be realized. A small gift for a great man.’
Gerald H. Couture, FCIP
Gerry Couture (Manitoba: BES, MCP) worked for twenty years at the City of Winnipeg, leading its long-range planning initiatives, and serving as a senior consultant, before opening a private consulting firm with clients across the country. His work has received national acclaim. Gerry became a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners in 1989 and a Fellow in 2003. He devoted twelve years to MPPI Council (President, 1991-93, 2006-08) and nine years to CIP Council (President, 1995-96). On National Council, Gerry played a lead role in drafting CIP’s inaugural professional development policy, in revising the Statement of Values and Code of Professional Conduct, and in re-invigorating CIP’s recognition of Fellows. He also contributed to planning program accreditation reviews, chaired the Editorial Committee for the CIP’s Special 75th Anniversary edition of Plan Canada, and worked to strengthen relationships with the American Planning Association following the joint APA/CIP conference in Toronto in 1995. Throughout his career, Gerry has remained connected to the University of Manitoba as an adjunct professor and has contributed as well to the body of planning literature. In the community, he has served on the boards of several arts and culture institutions, receiving a provincial recognition award in 2012.
Barbara Dembek, RPP (Ret.)
Barbara Dembek (Waterloo: BES, MASc) started with the RM of Waterloo before becoming Township of Wilmot Planning Director, then City of Stratford Director of Building and Planning. Barb’s commitment to the Canadian Institute of Planners began in SW Ontario and, after the merger into OPPI, she served as Membership Committee Chair, President (1988-1990), and as examiner for oral and written exams. On National Council, as OPPI representative (1990-94) and President (1996-97), she pursued a government relations program to develop CIP position statements and held think tanks leading to publishing best practices. She helped CIP begin to consider how technologies would change the way cities develop, their effects on community, and how to use them to deliver improved member services. Barb was Chair of the National Membership Committee and represented CIP at Habitat II (the UN conference on human settlements) and the US Groundwater Guardian program. She was on the 1995 APA/CIP conference committee. In the community, she has served on the boards of the Waterloo Public Library and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, volunteered as a Big Sister, and volunteered for the local humane society.
Gary Klassen, RPP, MCIP
Gary Klassen (Calgary: BSc) started his career in 1979 with preparing ‘first ever’ community plans for various southern Alberta municipalities, continuing to planning leadership at the City of Edmonton as Deputy City Manager. His work in city building, housing, and environment achieved recognition with numerous international, national, and provincial planning awards. Gary was Chair or Member of the Alberta Professional Planners Institute’s Education Committee, the APPI Practice Review Committee, Professional Examination Board, CIP International Export Committee and six CIP/APPI conference committees. He was President/Councilor of APPI (1989-95) with key efforts regarding professional registration/standards, and provincial negotiations regarding the elimination of the Planning Act. Gary was President/Councilor on CIP (1992-1998) with key efforts to develop and advance the recognition and standards of planners in agreements (including NAFTA), a Plan Canada review, and establishing the International Export Committee/program. He is a Member of the Advisory Committee for the University of Alberta planning program and former Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary. In the community, he has Chaired City and Provincial Cultural, Recreational and Park boards. Gary is a Board Member of IFHP, based in Copenhagen representing Canada (1993-95, and again from 2010) with achievements in developing its Social Cities Index and rebuilding the business operational platform.
Patrick G. Déoux
Patrick Déoux (Montreal: BA Geography; McGill: MUP) was born in France and raised in Montreal, mostly worked as a consultant with engineering firms (Delcan, AECOM, WSP) specializing in sustainable transportation and strategic planning across Canada, Latin America, and Africa. He served on the Board of Directors of Québec’s OUQ in the early 1980s where he was appointed to represent Quebec on CIP National Council. Moving to the National Capital Region (NCR), he joined the Executive of OPPI and chaired its Publications Committee and Co-chaired the 1994 OPPI Conference. While on CIP Council, he promoted a language policy introducing guidelines for bilingual content in Plan Canada and annual conferences. He was a member of the Editorial Board of Plan Canada for several years. Working in the NCR provided opportunities to promote interprovincial professional collaboration. Patrick contributed to many committees (Federal EcoMOBILITY program, CMHC scholarship committee, National Round Table on the Environment), and represented CIP on international initiatives (Canadian Ministry of Justice mission in Lebanon, Commonwealth Association of Planners Conference in Australia, partnership with CIDA to promote professionalism in planning in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Industry Canada missions to Argentina and Chile). Moving to BC in 2015, he became a member of PIBC.
Don Harasym (Calgary: BA; Alberta: BEd, MA; Victoria: Dip Public Sector Mgt) worked with the Red Deer Regional Planning Commission (1976-1980), then went to the Regional District of Central Kootenay, 1980-2005. Don’s work with the Regional District included the first land use plans and regulatory bylaws, first emergency preparedness plans, a regional parks strategy, a regional solid waste management plan and several governance restructure studies. He was a member of the PIBC Council for 1989-1997, where he served as Vice President, President, Past President, and Chair of the Interior Chapter for which he organized numerous events throughout the BC Interior. Don co-chaired the 2003 PIBC Annual Conference. He was President of the Canadian Institute of Planners for 1999-2000. While on National Council, Don initiated and oversaw a consultant restructure study and was a member of the CIP Student Scholarship Trust Fund. Don has been involved in his community including service on the executive of a local hiking club and organizing regular social gatherings of retired and working planners.
Mark Seasons, RPP, FCIP
Mark Seasons (Queen’s: BA; Calgary: MEDes (Planning); Waterloo: PhD Regional Planning) is a professor in the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning, which he joined in 1998. He began his planning career in 1975. Mark worked as a planner with City of Calgary, New Zealand federal government, Province of Ontario, and National Capital Commission. His research interests include downtown revitalization, planning for climate change, and planning for slow-growth or declining cities. Mark’s new book, Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans: From Theory to Practice (2021, UBC Press) represents years of pondering the plan evaluation challenge. Mark was a member of CIP’s Board of Directors from 1999-2002, and then again from 2012-2020. He was president of the Canadian Institute of Planners from 2000-2001. In these roles, Mark helped the Institute navigate and manage periods of considerable change, transition, and accomplishment. In 1993, he worked with colleagues Sue Hendler and Ross Cotton to develop CIP’s Code of Professional Conduct. Mark taught about 1,000 planners in the CIP/OPPI candidate membership course from 1995-2014. Mark was elected as a Fellow in 2009. He was chair of the editorial board for Plan Canada from 2000-2005. He is a member of UN Habitat’s P4CA (Planners for Climate Action) group.
David Palubeski, RPP, FCIP [1950-2016]
David Palubeski (Waterloo: B.E.S. Planning) began with Parks Canada in Calgary, then with Manitoba Municipal Affairs, and the City of Winnipeg, ultimately as President of Lombard North Group leading a consulting practice serving the private sector, government, utilities, and non-profits. He was also managing partner of Terrascape Developments Inc. David was a President of both the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (1997-98) and the Canadian Institute of Planners. During 2003-11, David coordinated the CIP-China planning advisory program. He was Chair of the City of Winnipeg Downtown Design Review Advisory Board; member of the Montreal Design Awards Review Committee, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on the Environment and the Economy. He was elected as a Fellow in 2006. In addition to professional activities, David served community organizations as a member of the Winnipeg Grace Hospital Board of Management; Chair of the Grace Hospital Building and Property Committee, and the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, serving on several committees including Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Advisory Committee on Finance, Civic and Provincial Affairs. Dave was passionate about the profession of planning as he was passionate about life itself and his beloved Lake of the Woods.
Ron Shishido, RPP, FCIP
Ron Shishido (Toronto: BA; York: MES Planning) is a partner in the planning and design group at Dillon Consulting. He is a company officer and has served on its Board of Directors. Ron has worked on projects from coast-to-coast-to-coast in Canada as well as the Caribbean Region and Middle East. He oversees Dillon’s international business development. Ron has been actively involved in the Canadian planning profession since the 1990s. He served on Council of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (Central District Representative, Director of Public Policy, and President), on Council of the Canadian Institute of Planners (OPPI Representative and CIP President), on the Board of the Commonwealth Association of Planners (Vice-President, Americas Region), and was a founding board member of the Global Planners Network. He has served as Chair of CIP’s International Affairs Committee and represented CIP on National Advisory Committee for the 2006 World Urban Forum hosted by Canada in Vancouver. He was elected to the College of Fellows in 2010. Ron is a member of OPPI’s planning issues strategy group which provides advice on planning policy matters to the OPPI Executive. He continues to support planning as a member of the CIP Student Trust Fund Board.
Christopher Leach, FCIP
Chris Leach (Ryerson: BAA Urban Planning) commenced his career with the City of Fredericton in 1976. He became a CIP Member in 1978. Chris served as President of two affiliates, API (1986-87) and MPPI (1999-2002). His significant contribution to the profession has been in membership standards; chairing the Membership Committees of API (1985-1993), MPPI (1997-99), and the National Membership Committee (NMC) twice (1987-90 and 2001-03). During his second term on the NMC, Chris was responsible for initiating the Planning for the Future (PFF) review of membership standards and practices. He served as a member of CIP Council from 1987-90 (API) and 2001-03 (MPPI). Chris was President of CIP from 2006-2007. During his term as President, he was successful in getting affiliates and ACUPP to participate in the PFF review of membership standards. He was a member of the planning team that established the Global Planners Network in 2006. From 2012-2019, he served on the Professional Standards Board (PSB). Chris also chaired the Organizing Committee for the 2008 CIP National Conference and Co-Chaired the 2018 CIP Conference, both held in Winnipeg. In 2016, he was honoured by CIP with his induction into the College of Fellows.
Blake Hudema (Alberta: BA; UBC: MA), after a short stint with the City of Edmonton, spent his career consulting to public and private sectors throughout Canada. Shortly after graduation from UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning, he became involved in PIBC. Subsequent involvement included terms as President of PIBC and representative on CIP Council, and as CIP President. His agenda in his progressive involvement was to move the Institute to a higher professional standard, both domestically and internationally. As part of the Council, discussions focused on more formal involvement of OUQ in the CIP family. Also, it included the expansion of activities with APA through joint programs and conferences, as well as contributing to the Canadian involvement in the Global Planners Network, the World Planners Congress (Vancouver 2006 and Zhenjiang 2008), and the World Urban Forums 2 (Barcelona) and 4 (Nanjing). Blake also had the honor of speaking at the Symposium on Sustainability as part of Expo 2005 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. A strong entrepreneurial instinct and an advocate for expanding perspectives has led Blake to apply strategic planning skills in the later part of his career to building communities and contributing to the Canadian Home Builders Association.
Marni Cappe, RPP (Ret.), FCIP
Marni Cappe (Smith College: BA: University of Toronto: MScPl,) began her career at the Ontario Ministry of Housing in 1974 at a time when a key objective was convincing municipalities to undertake land use planning. During the next four decades, Marni worked in all sectors: governments, NGOs, business, and later in academia. After years of involvement with OPPI (Planning Act Review Committee; Chair, Public Policy Committee; President), Marni joined the International Committee at CIP, represented CIP at the National Roundtable on Sustainable Infrastructure (2006-8), and the National Housing Research Committee (2006-8). Marni became President for 2009-11. Marni’s tenure as President set the stage for governance changes that redefined the relationship between the national and provincial/territorial bodies. The CIP Award for Young Planners was introduced during her Presidency. Marni’s interest in urban issues continued through retirement, whether mentoring students and planners or active engagement in city-building. In 2014, she became Chair of the Board of the Canadian Urban Institute, capping three years as a Board member. Marni received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013 for contributions to local government through her work with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in 2001-2.
Andrea Arditi Gabor, RPP, FCIP [1952-2015]
Andrea Gabor (McGill: MUP) started her career with the City of North York, helping plan its transformation from a suburban to urban city. In 1985, she joined the planning and urban design consultancy now known as Urban Strategies as one of its early partners. Andrea focused on planning new urban development and many of her Toronto projects are built. She created official plans and growth strategies for Bowmanville, Brantford, Orangeville, and Waterloo. Major foreign assignments included a land-use plan for Barbados and a downtown plan for Charleston, SC. Andrea was an astute, warm, and dedicated professional planner who loved cities and urban life and will be remembered for building a legacy of projects awarded numerous provincial, national, and international honours. Andrea lectured and presented in a variety of venues including universities, conferences, and industry events. She elevated the profession, enthusiastically mentoring many young planners and playing a vital role as President of CIP. Andrea’s sunny disposition had a special way with clients—her smile, easy laugh, and clear advice. She was a vital mentor, the go-to person for many junior planners—especially young women—advising how best to function in what was often a very male environment.
Michael Gordon, RPP, MCIP
Michael Gordon (Waterloo: BES Planning; UBC: MScPl) joined APPI in 1980 and transferred to PIBC in 1983. He has taught and practiced planning in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Alberta, and British Columbia since 1975. He was Program Chair of the 1991 PIBC Annual Conference. After being elected to PIBC Council in 2001, he was Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee working on the accreditation of the SFU Planning Program and supporting the renewal of the UNBC Planning Program. He represented PIBC on CIP Council 2003 to 2007, Chaired the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, and was particularly focused on building bridges between CIP and planning students. He was the Program Chair for the 2009 BC Land Summit and Chair of the Cultural and Social Committee for the 2013 CIP National Conference. He has produced four documentaries and been an advocate for local culture, music and dance venues and an advocate for youth and skateboarding as a member of the Board of the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition. He is Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Heritage Commission, on the faculty of the UBC Planning School, and mentors young planners on becoming RPPs.
Hazel Christy, RPP, MCIP
Hazel Christy (Waterloo: BES Planning; Alberta: MBA; Capilano U: Local Government,) began her career in Saint John in 1977 (MCIP,1979) before moving west. Hazel was an examiner with AACIP, served on PIBC Council (2003-2011), co-chaired the 2007 PIBC Kelowna conference, was PIBC president for 2007-2009. First Vice-Chair of the Professional Standards Board, she Chaired its Professional Examination and Ethics Sub-Committee. Other volunteer work included CIP Healthy Communities, the BC Healthy Built Environment Alliance, President and Director of Chamber Music Kelowna, bringing world class concerts to Kelowna’s Cultural District, a thriving area she helped shape as a planner. Hazel was elected CIP President in 2015 during a turbulent period for CIP. At the AGM in Saskatoon, members sent a resounding message of support for CIP which led to a major governance revision aimed at greater cooperation among the provincial and territorial affiliates, enabling CIP’s adoption of new bylaws under the federal Not for Profit Corporations Act. She volunteered as interim Executive Director until CIP hired a new ED. Hazel was proud and pleased to attend CIP’s 100th Anniversary celebrations in Ottawa in July 2019. She returned to consulting in BC’s Okanagan Valley while continuing to mentor young planners.
Eleanor Mohammed, RPP, MCIP
Eleanor Mohammed (Toronto: BA Env Mgt; University of the West of England: MTCP,) was grant recipient for CIP’s Planning for Climate Change conference in Iqaluit, helping develop CIP’s Climate Change Adaptation project, facilitating its 2010 Montreal workshop. She partnered with the University of Alberta for its Contemporary Planning Issues and instructed an introduction to municipal planning course for five years. She became an APPI Councilor in 2011, President for 2013-15, initiating a strong social media presence and leading the learning and professional practice review, including service on the National Continuous Professional Learning Committee, the Practice Review Committee, and assisting Alberta universities on accreditation. She served one year as a CIP Director (2015-16), during which she was Chair of the Governance Committee. Eleanor became the longest serving President of CIP (2016-20), during which she played a key role in restructuring CIP. She represented CIP at the Global Planners Network and spoke at national and international events. APPI presented Eleanor with the Exceptional Mentor Award in 2019, recognizing her support for emerging planners and unwavering commitment to the profession. Eleanor, elected as President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners in 2020, represents the Commonwealth Association of Planners as Co-Chair of the United Nations Habitat Professionals Forum.
Dan Huang RPP, MCIP
Dan Huang (UBC: BA; Dalhousie: MURP) started his career in various local government planning departments in northern and southern British Columbia before entering private consulting, practicing across Western Canada for over 20 years. He devoted eight years to PIBC Council from 2011 to 2019 (President from 2015-17) and he continues to represent PIBC on the provincial Development Finance Review Committee and Asset Management BC Partnership Committee. He is a frequent presenter at provincial and national conferences and co-chaired the 2018 PIBC Conference in Victoria. In 2019, he was elected to the CIP Board, and was CIP Treasurer before becoming President in 2020. As a proud Asian-Canadian, Dan is humbled and honoured to be navigating the CIP’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Roadmap, and leading the future of our profession during these unprecedented times. Locally, Dan is a mentor and sponsor for several candidate members. He volunteers in the health sector as President of the non-profit Victoria Chinatown Care Society.