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Celebrate Canada’s Future & History
Canada is a country of rich culture and strong nationalism. Join Fanshawe College by entering the Canada 150 Environmental Design Competition. College and university students are invited to design a local site representing Canadian values. These designs will inspire healthy and vibrant communities, a deeper understanding about our country, and encourage community initiatives.
Round 1 – Regional Competition due March 31, 2017
One winner from each region: Eastern Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies, British Columbia, and Canada North of 60 will win $3000.
Round 2 – National Presentations: May 6th 2017
Twelve teams will be selected to present at Fanshawe College, London. Total Prize money of $12,000.
- Minimum 3 full-time students
- No Entry Fee
- Eligible design sites are avalable online
William Pol MCIP , RPP
Congress 2017 in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia will convene over 600 delegates for three days of professional development and engagement. Our unique program of workshops, Keynotes, Mobile Tours, social events and more will keep you busy!
Take It To The Streets: Changing The Rules So That Everyone Has Room To Move
Calling all professional planners, professional engineers, planning advisory committee members, elected officials, students, academics and everyone in Atlantic Canada interested in building better communities. The Nova Scotia Planning Directors Association (NSPDA) and Licensed Professional Planners Association of Nova Scotia (LPPANS) are working together to host the 2017 Nova Scotia Planning Conference to explore the Taking It To The Streets: Changing the rules so that everyone has room to move.
Streets and roads are one of the basic building blocks of our villages, towns, cities and rural areas. They let people and goods flow from place to place. They take up a huge amount of space. They are expensive to build and maintain. They can be a political hot potato. They can also be incredible public spaces that invite activity, engage communities and create a sense of place.
We rarely ask big, tough questions about our streets. Who are streets for? What purpose do streets serve, beyond movement? Who should pay to maintain and build our streets and roads? How do streets affect people’s health and safety? How do streets affect our environment? Why do we build and design streets the way we do? Do streets have different roles to play in urban vs. rural areas? Should they?
The Canadian Institute of Planners and the Alberta Professional Planners Institute are pleased to invite you to the national planning conference, Building Resilience 2017, in Calgary from June 17-20, 2017.
The conference program will feature resiliency topics as they pertain to land-use planners.
The conference offers a wide array of sponsorship opportunities.
Book a Hotel Room
The Hyatt Regency in Calgary is now accepting hotel reservations! For more information, and to book your room today click here.
Mark your calendars for the API Conference to be held September 27-29, 2017 in Charlottetown, PEI at the Rodd Charlottetown.
Call For Presentations:
The theme for this year’s conference is Nimble Responses, Rapid Innovation. If you are interested in presenting on a topic related to this theme, please submit the following by email to Janice Harper, MCIP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be received no later than 4pm, Friday, April 28, 2017. Download our Call for Conference Presentations for more details:
- an abstract of your presentation (500 words max, including details on format of the presentation),
- title of presentation
- a brief bio of the presenters (100 words max per presenter),
- the name of presenter, job title, and contact information,
- list of required materials, and
- time slot required for the presentation
Changes in how we live, communicate, do business, move and interact are taking place at an ever-increasing pace. In the face of these changes, communities are striving to transform to meet the need of their residents, placing pressure on planners to facilitate rapid change by re-imagining processes and requirements and adopting new technologies. Planners now face the challenge of harnessing a need for change as an opportunity to positively shift the way we design, shape and protect our natural and built environments.
You can now book your hotel at the conference rate. Rodd Charlottetown is offering rooms at $174 for a standard room and $274 for a deluxe suite. This is still a busy time of year, so book soon!
- All rates are subject to 15% HST, and there is also a Tourism Accommodation Levy of 3% which is also subject to 15% HST.
- Rates are quoted per night and are net Non-Commissionable.
- Guestroom Reservations must be cancelled no later than 72 hours prior to arrival date to avoid cancellation charges.
- Check-in 3pm & Check-out 11am.
- The above rate can be extended 3 days pre/post the conference based on availability at time of booking.
For Booking Reservations Online Click HERE or call 1-800-565-RODD (7633)
Please Request the “Atlantic Planners Institute” block of guestrooms
Reservations to be made by August 26th