CIP Publications

Welcome to the Publications section of our website. The following provides information on publications and resources available from the Canadian Institute of Planners, and an online order form for your convenience.

Plan Canada

For information on the Canadian Institute of Planners quarterly journal Plan Canada, please see the Plan Canada pages located in this section.

Canadian Journal of Urban Research

Canadian Planning and Policy is an annual supplement to Canadian Journal of Urban Research and is a scholarly publication project undertaken by the Association of Canadian University Planning Programs, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the University of Winnipeg, Institute of Urban Studies. To subscribe to this publication, please click here to go to the Institute of Urban Studies website.

Professional Practice Manual

This 200-page volume contains:

  • Contemporary, practical advice on all aspects of planning
  • Case studies depicting real-life scenarios
  • A comprehensive review of ethics and standards
  • Insightful perspectives on the planning profession in Canada
  • A cross-section of specific practice related information to assist planners in their day-to-day work and students in learning the profession.

The manual is authored by David Witty, Ph.D., FCIP, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, at the University of Manitoba where he promotes interdisciplinary collaboration amongst his architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning colleagues. Well known and highly regarded within the planning profession, Dave Witty has held senior positions in the public and private sectors. He has practiced across much of Canada. He has held positions at the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba, UBC and recently helped to develop and teach Urban Design at The City Program Simon Fraser University. Dave is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and has made many important contributions to the work of the national institute.

To purchase a copy, please contact CIP. An online version is available to our Members in the Members section of the website.

A Kid's Guide to Building Great Communities

This guide is an exciting resource for planning professionals and educators interested in teaching children and youth about urban planning and community development. The guide is organized into five sections, each examining various aspects of community and community planning:

  • Walk Around the Block
  • The Neighbourhood You Live In
  • Places You Go in Your Community
  • Your Community, How it All Fits Together
  • Creating Better Communities with Kids.

Prepared by CIP members Elisabeth Miller MCIP (Saskatoon, SK) and Mary Bishop FCIP (St. John's, NL), and a host of other contributors, the guide provides planners and educators with more than 80 pages of ideas and instruction on how to teach planning concepts and principles. What's more, it contains ready-made exercises and materials that can be used with children and youth of all ages and in a variety of settings. It is particularly useful for the classroom, as the topics fit in easily with many other areas of existing curriculum, such as social studies, language arts, science and mathematics.

Click here to download the Kid's Guide free of charge, or to purchase a hard copy, please contact CIP.


Plan2Plan is the web-based student electronic newsletter produced by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) six times per year, between September and April.

Plan2Plan editorial content is prepared by the Student Representative on the CIP National Council from unsolicited submissions. For 2013-2014, the student representative is Jamie Unwin of York University. 1-800-207-2138
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