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Olimpia Pantelimon RPP, MCIP, urbaniste

Olimpia Pantelimon RPP, MCIP, urbaniste


Region 2: Alberta/NT/NU



Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), Mrs. Pantelimon is a registered professional planner in Alberta and Quebec with over 20 years of comprehensive and management experience across Canada. She serves as Senior Planning Advisor for Alberta Municipal Affairs since 2008 and worked previously on wide strategic initiatives as Principal Planner for the City of Edmonton, few municipalities in Quebec, and as Coordinator Planning and Lands for the Government of Nunavut.
After a Bachelor of Science and a Master in Urban Planning from the University of Montreal, Olimpia is completing a PhD in Public Health at the University of Alberta integrating planning and health policies.

Selected on the CIP National Affairs Committee since 2008, she was appointed for a second mandate as Chair CIP Healthy Communities Committee to facilitate a national policy initiative. An active APPI member, Olimpia mentored several planners and functioned for seven years with the Events and Journal committees. She was also the Healthy Communities representative for APPI and OUQ.

Olimpia was nominated as 2010 Expert Peer Reviewer for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund and for the newest Municipal Climate Innovation Program. She serves on the Board of Directors with The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium and on the University of Alberta City Region Studies Center Advisory Board. Olimpia conferenced at the national symposiums and the World Town Planning Day webinars, partnering with Public Health Agency of Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation on various Planning, Climate Change and Healthy Communities topics.

Expression of Interest

Outreach. Advocacy. Innovation. Prosperity. Relevance. The CIP should stand on these pillars to serve its mission as the voice of the planning profession and as a resource for its members in service to society. We inspire the public, create consensus, and engage with our communities, unlike any other profession.

Health and Climate Accountability. Planners are qualified to evaluate risk and vulnerability, mitigate and adapt, and holistically design a robust, resilient future for society.

Inclusion. We have to prioritize an Equity movement for women, minorities, Canada's Indigenous communities and other underrepresented groups. We can dissolve insular boundaries within CIP and improve connections with academia, allied disciplines, and the public.

Well-Being & Social Equality. The planning profession must both take part and reflect the communities in which it serves to stay relevant. Our workplaces can be a model of leadership development, energetic culture, flexibility and transparency, and engaged social commitment.

Emerging professionals. We should encourage leadership for students, Associates and emerging professionals, and help connect them to key initiatives in the Institute and the profession.

The Future. Our profession is changing, and we need to shift the way we practice to increase our relevance. We need to celebrate our diversity and include those who are pushing boundaries daily. Connecting with our membership is more important now than ever. We need to be ambitious and proactive.

The CIP must think boldly and inspirationally about our profession.

I would lead our effort in explaining the mission and value of CIP.

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