Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Sustaining Canada's Future.

Old Montréal, Québec

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Opportunities to Engage with CIP

CIP just sent out a call for volunteers. Check your inbox or visit our Opportunities to Engage with CIP web page to get involved.

Time to vote for your favourite place Canada! Vote for your favourite street, neighbourhood or public space in the 4th annual Great Places in Canada contest.

Cast your ballot at today! Voting closes on September 25, 2014.

Invitation to CIP Online Town-Hall Meeting

In July, CIP members voted in favour of the Articles of Continuance which set out a new purpose for the national institute. At the Annual General Meeting it was also reported that CIP would need to pass new by-laws within the coming year to reflect the new purpose statement, and the requirements of renewed federal legislation governing non-profit corporations.

We want to engage with you on what these changes will mean for CIP. We will be hosting the first in a series of online "Town-Hall" webinar-style meetings in collaboration with the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations at the following times:

  • Wednesday September 17th, 11:30 a.m. EST (Closed)

  • Thursday September 18th, 3 p.m. EST (Closed)

  • Friday September 19th, 12 p.m. EST    (Registration closes on September 18, 12 p.m. EST)

Please register by 12 pm, September 16, 2014 through the above links, or the main CIP Events Calendar. If you can't attend these Town-Hall meetings; they will be recorded and stored on the CIP Realigns webpage for reference. The Town-Hall meetings will be facilitated in English only.

Look for additional information and opportunities to engage with CIP in our next newsletters and on the CIP Website. For questions and comments about these upcoming changes, contact us through email at


52nd International Making Cities Livable Conference on Achieving Green Healthy Cities

Bristol City Council, The Academy of Urbanism, University of the West of England
Bristol, UK, June 29-July 3, 2015

This conference will examine creative strategies, tools and design solutions for Achieving Green Healthy Cities and review how built and natural environments can be designed and managed to increase social and physical health and well-being, as well as foster ecological, social and economic sustainability. These goals cannot be achieved by professionals in one field alone. They require collaborative efforts and insights from many disciplines. We will hear from world-renowned experts working at the interface between planning, public health, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation planning, and social sciences, and review outstanding projects from the UK, Europe, North America and around the world.
Paper proposals are invited from elected officials, scholars and practitioners concerned with the following issues:

  • Physical Planning for Healthy Cities
  • Ten-Minute Neighborhoods and Town Centers
  • Healthy Buildings, Healthy Architecture
  • Healthy Transportation Planning
  • How Public Health and Planning Collaborate
  • Counteracting Environmental Health Inequalities
  • Urban Design for a Hospitable Public Realm
  • Street Design in the Healthy City
  • Sociable Squares and Special Places
  • Green and Blue in the Livable City
  • Regeneration Projects
  • Lifetime Communities
  • A Green Healthy City for Children
  • Pedestrian Paths
  • Wayfinding
  • Festivals
  • Community Participation in Planning and Reshaping the City
  • Learning from Bristol

For more details, please see Those wishing to present papers should submit a 250 word abstract for consideration before October 31, 2014. Please submit online at

Articles of Continuance Vote Results

We are pleased to report that CIP’s Articles of Continuance were approved on July 11, 2014 via a special resolution of the members at a Special Meeting in Fredericton, NB. The Articles of Continuance will be submitted to Industry Canada and form the basis of CIP’s constitution under the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

Please see the CIP Realigns section for more information on the Articles of Continuance.  Questions and feedback can be transmitted directly to CIP by email at, to CIP senior Staff and Council, or to the Presidents and Executive Directors of the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations.