Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Urban Design

Urban design considers the arrangement of buildings, streets and public spaces, neighborhoods and districts, with the aim of making these areas functional, attractive, and sustainable. It plays an important role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities.

High-quality urban design comes from the expertise of planners, architects and landscape architects.


To promote awareness of these professions’ roles in urban design, CIP has joined with RAIC│Architecture Canada, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and Canadian municipalities, to sponsor the National Urban Design Awards program.

The program recognizes individuals, organizations, firms and projects that have improved quality of life and sustainability in Canadian cities. Awards are given for achievement in areas such as excellence in urban development or redevelopment projects, architecture, civic improvement projects and community initiatives.


Our Urban Design PartnersNos partenaires en Urban Design
RAIC | Architecture CanadaCanadian Society of Landscape Architects