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Plan Canada Skype Chat with the Chair

 Skype  The next date is November 5, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CST.

Don't miss this opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas about new article ideas for Plan Canada. Contact to confirm your participation.

PIBC 2015 Annual Conference - Call for Program Proposals

PIBC 2015 – Seattle – Beyond Borders – the annual conference of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) – will be held April 16th – 17th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, and will immediately precede the 2015 American Planning Association (APA) national planning conference also being held in Seattle, April 18th – 21st.

The Call for Program Proposals is now open! PIBC welcomes submissions from Members and others alike. Interested proponents are strongly encouraged to review the complete Call for Program Proposals document carefully, including the Terms & Conditions, prior to making a submission. Be sure to fill out and send in the completed Submission Form along with your proposal. Deadline for all proposals is: Friday October 31, 2014.

Call for Abstracts: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Annual Congress

The 2015 CSLA Congress will be held in Mexico City, Mexico, from May 20 to 23, 2015 at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma. The theme is Green Futures - Livable Cities of Tomorrow. Visit the CSLA website to view the call for abstract. Submission deadline is November 7, 2014 at 4 p.m. EST.

Call for Proposals for CIP/SPPI THRIVE 2015 national conference is now open

Thrive 2015

Planners from across Canada, around the world, and members of allied professions and organizations, are invited to submit high-quality, innovative, and inspiring proposals for the follow program elements:
  • Short Sessions. Curated panel presentations of about 75 minutes.
  • Workshops. Hands-on, interactive skill development and training workshops of 2 ½ hours
  • Extended Workshops. Practical, extended and intensive skill development and training workshops ranging from 4-6 hours
  • Learning Tours. Mobile workshops and professional development learning tours in Saskatoon and region, ranging from about 4 to 6 hours
  • Innovative Elements. Propose ideas that will have appeal, including those that use media, technology and other cutting-edge techniques
The THRIVE 2015 Program Committee encourages the submission of complete program elements (short session, workshop, etc.) which can be delivered by all presenters in French or English. Visit the conference website for details on how to submit your proposal. Download the PDF of the Call for Proposals: English Français.

The deadline for receipt of all proposals is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014. Proponents of proposals selected for inclusion in the THRIVE 2015 Program will be contacted no later than Friday, December 19, 2014.


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.