PIBC Announces Winners of 2018 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement

Posting Date: 
May 31, 2018 - June 29, 2018

PIBC Announces Winners of 2018 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement

The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence in Planning and Awards for Individual Achievement. The 2018 winners were formally presented at the PIBC 2018 Annual Conference – The Game Plan – on Thursday, May 31st, at the Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, BC.

The Institute annually recognizes the professional work and individual accomplishments of members across British Columbia and the Yukon through this awards and recognition program. The Awards for Excellence in Planning honour the best in professional planning work undertaken by members in five categories. The Awards for Individual Achievement recognize the efforts and impact of individual members’ work and personal commitment to planning in their community in several different categories. The Annual Student Fellowship Awards recognize the work and contributions of student members enrolled at accredited university planning programs in British Columbia and the Yukon.

It is with great pleasure that PIBC announced the following 2018 winners in their respective categories:

1) Excellence in Planning Practice  - City & Urban Areas
GOLD WINNER - Capital Regional District for People Power: The Active Transportation and Healthy Communities Program
SILVER WINNER - City of New Westminster for New Westminster Infill Housing Program

2) Excellence in Planning Practice - Small Town & Rural Areas
GOLD WINNER - BC Transit for The Planning & Implementation of Inter-Community Transit Services on Highway 16
SILVER WINNER - District of Kitimat & Urban Systems for Minette Bay Concept Plan

3) Excellence in Policy Planning - City & Urban Areas
GOLD WINNER - City of Surrey for Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Strategic Plan
SILVER WINNER - City of New Westminster for New Westminster Official Community Plan

4) Excellence in Policy Planning - Small Town & Rural Areas
GOLD WINNER - Town of Ladysmith, Stz’uminus First Nation & DIALOG for Waterfront Area Plan: ltst uw’hw-nuts' ul-wum - We Are Working As One
SILVER WINNER - Town of Creston for Town of Creston Official Community Plan: Freshly Picked Future

5) Research & New Directions
GOLD WINNER - Plassurban & BC Housing for Zero to One Hundred: Planning for an Aging Population
SILVER WINNER - District of Squamish, Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd., Arlington Group Planning + Architecture Inc. & SNC-Lavalin for Squamish Integrated Flood Hazard Management Plan
HONOURABLE MENTION - Whistler Centre for Sustainability for A Scan of Leading Practices in Affordable Housing in Small Communities

Individual Achievement – Distinguished Professional Contribution
Susan Hallatt, MCIP, RPP from Victoria, BC.

Individual Achievement – Leadership in Advocacy & Innovation
Beverly Grieve MCIP, RPP from Coquitlam, BC.

2018 Annual Student Fellowship Awards
From Vancouver Island University – Aaron Dixon for A New-Urbanist Approach to the Last-Mile Issues' Facing Freight Delivery. 

Congratulations to all our PIBC 2018 Award Winners!

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