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Our Strategic Vision:

PIBC is a thriving organization supporting and regulating respected professional planners, inspiring excellence, advocacy and community well-being.

Who We Are:

The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is the professional association of planners in British Columbia and the Yukon and has been dedicated to the advancement of the planning profession for more than 60 years. PIBC is the westernmost affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) – the national association. The Institute was incorporated in 1958 under the Society Act of British Columbia with just eight founding members. There are currently close to 1,600 members.

Professional members of PIBC are forward thinking individuals who work in both the public and private sectors and in many different fields of planning including: land-use and development, municipal and regional planning, resource and environmental management, policy planning and law, heritage conservation, transportation planning, economic development, urban design and more.

Professional planners use their knowledge, skills and experience to help shape more livable, sustainable communities and environments. PIBC members are forward thinking individuals who work in both the public and private sectors, in many different fields of planning – including land-use and development, municipal and regional planning, resource and environmental management, policy planning and law, heritage conservation, transportation planning, economic development, urban design, and more.

RPP - Registered Professional Planners:

Fully qualified professional, or Certified PIBC members, in good standing have the exclusive right and privilege to utilize the professional title 'Registered Professional Planner' and designation 'RPP' in British Columbia. They may also use the designation 'MCIP' to indicate their professional status nationally with the CIP.

PIBC is governed by an elected Board of Directors comprised of volunteer members who work with Institute staff and other volunteers carrying out the work of the profession – including:

- Maintaining and administering standards and requirements for professional membership
- Upholding professional and ethical standards for the profession
- Providing services, events, programs and other benefits to Institute members
- Advancing, promoting, and supporting the planning profession and good planning practice

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