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Plan Canada

For Planners, By Planners

Plan Canada is Canada’s national planning magazine, published quarterly by CIP with the editorial leadership provided by the Plan Canada Editorial Committee. 

The magazine is our top-rated member service, valued for its high-quality, timely, relevant, and engaging planning-related content. It is available in an online, accessible format, as well as in hard copy, to all CIP members and magazine subscribers. 

Contribute Your Expertise

We invite submissions of short papers and research reviews, notes on practice, and book or film reviews. We favour articles with a strong policy framework and context, containing clear methodologies pertaining to studies and research, and providing critical reflection or lessons for planning practice.

2024 Themes And Deadlines

Submission Deadline
18 December
Urban Planning & Public Safety
Spring 2024
8 March
Summer 2024
12 July
Progressive Planning Policies & Tools
Fall 2024
11 October
People’s Choice: Housing Supply
Winter 2024

Please note that submissions on planning-related topics are always welcome, regardless of the theme.

Submission Requirements

Letters to the Editor

We invite readers of the magazine to comment on themes, recent articles, or identify topics that merit inclusion in future issues. Submit your feedback and suggestions here:

Editorial Committee

The Plan Canada Editorial Committee is responsible for encouraging high-quality, timely, relevant, and engaging planning-related content for Plan Canada magazine.

Subscribe to Plan Canada

Plan Canada wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated readership. When you subscribe, you’ll get access to thought-provoking articles reflecting the latest issues that affect planners and their communities across the country. We welcome all non-planners to join us as Public Subscribers.

Within Canada


+ applicable taxes

Outside Canada


Note: If you have a CIP membership, you’ll already have a free subscription as part of your member benefits.

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