Canadian Association of Planning Students

Imagination: Creative Visions for the Future of Planning
February 5, 2015 (All day) - February 7, 2015 (All day)
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (and other venues)
85 Israel Asper Way

We are excited to welcome delegates from across Canada to Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba – the place where the CAPS conference was first held! From February 5 – 7, IMAGINATION: Creative Visions for the Future of Planning will be at the forefront of discussion in keynotes, presentations, panels, and workshops in Downtown Winnipeg.

With this focus, topics for exploration will include winter cities, age-friendly communities, rural planning, active transportation, Indigenous planning, creative engagement methods, social planning issues and professional practice. All of these topics will be approached with the aim to highlight imaginative techniques, tools and resources that push the boundaries of planning beyond the status quo.

The conference will be held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Metropolitan Event Centre by Canad Inns, and the Millennium Centre. Conference events will include student presentations, workshops, panels, tours, keynote presentations, and an opening night social and closing gala. To date, secured keynote speakers include Charles Montgomery, an Urban Experimentalist, Award-Winning Journalist, and Author of Happy Cities; Hirini Matunga, a Communities Professor in Maori & Indigenous Planning at Lincoln University; and Hazel Borys, Principal and Managing Director at Placemakers.