The Canadian Association of Planning Students
The Canadian Association of Planning Students (CAPS) has been an active group for planning students for at least 25 years. The group is not registered as an association, has no official governing or operational structure, but hosts an annual conference for planning students. The overlying goal of CAPS is to provide Canadian Planning Students with a venue to share research, learn about planning programs, and discuss planning issues and initiatives.
The CAPS-ACEAU conference is a student run initiative which moves from city to city across Canada every year. It is a fantastic way to meet with your peers from across the country and find out about the exciting planning work they are doing. Last years
2013 CAPS Conference
Montréal, QC February 1 - 3, 2013
The Canadian Association of Planning Students – L’Association Canadienne des Étudiants en Aménagement et en Urbanisme (CAPS-ACEAU) is a non-profit student-driven organization that hosts an annual conference for Canadian planning students.
The annual CAPS-ACÉAU conference is the primary event for students and researchers in urban, rural and regional planning disciplines at Canadian universities. In recent years it has also become a major event for those in related fields such as terrestrial and marine resource management, geography and policy studies. It has been held in a different Canadian City each year for over 25 years.
The 2013 conference titled “Idencités / Idencities” will be held on February 1st – 3rd in downtown Montréal. The conference allows students and professionals to network and exchange on the planning challenges linked with urban identities, in order to build a professional ethic respectful of local contexts.
The 2013 edition of the annual conference will focus on the theme of urban identities. This theme will be developed in each of the numerous activities planned over the three days of the event. Through a variety of conference keynotes, professional workshops, tours, and other original activities, the 2013 conference will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the intersection of the influences and the planning practices that define the character of a place.
Check out the 2013 conference website www.caps-aceau.org for more information and updates!