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Planning West is the PIBC's quarterly news magazine and provides articles and information of interest to the Institute's approximately 1,600 practicing professional planners, planning students, associate members and subscribers. Planning West contains an informative selection of feature articles and opinion pieces about contemporary planning topics and issues, book reviews, planning law and other professional practice updates, and information about the Institute and its activities.

Planning West magazine relies upon the submissions of volunteer members and other authors to regularly contribute to its rich and informative content. PIBC welcomes contributions and articles from members and non-members alike who are interested in reaching a professional planning audience or have something related to planning to share.

Planning West magazine is published every winter, spring, summer and fall by the PIBC and is coordinated by the following editorial and publication team:

  • Editor & Layout: Maria Stanborough MCIP, RPP
  • Production & Advertising: Cindy Cheung, PIBC Communications & Marketing Specialist


All current members in good standing receive Planning West as part of their membership benefits. Non-members and the general public can subscribe to Planning West magazine. Click here for subscription information.

We are pleased to make older archived past editions (from one year and older) available through our public online archive for download.
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Please Note:  These archives are made available for personal individual use only. All editions and content of Planning West magazine are copyright © the Planning Institute of British Columbia, all rights reserved.

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Recent Planning West Archives

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