Canadian Institute of Planners Invites Canadians to Nominate a Great Place in Their Community
OTTAWA, Ontario – August 17, 2016.
The Canadian Institute of Planners invites Canadians to nominate a local street, neighbourhood or place as part of its Great Places in Canad
a contest. The Great Places in Canada
contest recognizes the contributions of planners by celebrating their lasting impressions on Canadian communities.
Canadians are invited to nominate and vote on what street, neighbourhood or place should win. Those who nominate a Great Place in Canada are entered to win two draw-prizes that include a $300.00 prepaid credit card and a one-year subscription to Plan Canada
, the premier planning magazine in Canada. There is also a prize for the nominator of a Great Place in Canada that receives the most votes (out of all of the nominees from all categories).
“The Great Places in Canada contest is a way for Canadians to show their local pride by recognizing the spaces that make their community unique. Year over year, we have witnessed the enthusiasm communities have shown for their local nominee,” said Eleanor Mohammed, President of the Canadian Institute of Planners. “The Great Places in Canada contest also shines a light on the places that planners work to create and safeguard.”
All Great Places in Canada nominees are judged by a jury of professional planners. Each year one Great Street, Great Neighbourhood, and Great Public Space are awarded the title of Great Place in Canada each year. The municipality home to the Great Place in Canada will receive a plaque which can be displayed at their Great Place. Votes from the public are used to determine the Great Place in Canada - People’s Choice recipients.
for information on how to nominate a street, neighbourhood, or public space.
to vote on the nominees for the 2016 Great Places in Canada contest.
Nominations will be accepted until September 30. Voting is open until October 17, 2016. Winners will be announced on November 8, 2016, World Town Planning Day.
About the Great Places in Canada Contest
The Canadian Institute of Planners
has recognized the contributions of planners by celebrating their lasting impressions on Canadian communities through the Great Places in Canada contest. This national contest was started in 2010. Canadians from coast to coast are invited to participate by nominating and voting for a great street, neighborhood, or place.
Only one Great Places in Canada is selected for each of the categories: Great Street, Great Neighbourhood, and Great Public Space. Winners are awarded the title of Great Place in Canada by a jury of professional planners. The street, neighbourhood, and place with the most votes receives the title of Great Place in Canada-People’s Choice. Learn more about the Great Places in Canada contest at GreatPlacesInCanada.ca
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About the Canadian Institute of Planners
The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) works on behalf of over 6,300 planning professionals nationally, and has served as the voice of Canada’s planning community since 1919. Planners safeguard the health and well-being of urban and rural communities, by addressing the use of land, resources, facilities, and services with consideration to physical, economic, and social efficiency. Our members work in both the public service and the private sector, across fields such as land use planning, environmental resource management, land development, heritage conservation, social planning, indigenous communities planning, transportation planning, and economic development. Learn more about CIP and the role of planners at cip-icu.ca
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