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 Institute annually recognizes the professional work and individual accomplishments of members across British Columbia and Yukon through its 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 impacts of individual members’ work and personal commitment to planning in their communities in several different categories.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s PIBC award winners are being announced online with plans for formally celebrating and acknowledging the award winners later on in the year.
It is with great pleasure that PIBC announces the following 2020 winners:
Awards for Excellence in Policy Planning - Small Town & Rural Areas
GOLD: Beringia Community Planning Inc. & Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council for Our Sacred Land: Indigenous Peoples’ Land Use Planning Handbook in BC
SILVER: City of Penticton for Penticton 2045: Official Community Plan
Awards for Excellence in Policy Planning - City & Urban Areas
GOLD: City of Vancouver for Rain City Strategy: A Green Rainwater Infrastructure and Rainwater Management Initiative
SILVER: District of Saanich for 2020 Climate Plan: 100% Renewable & Resilient Saanich
Awards for Excellence in Planning Practice - Small Town & Rural Areas
GOLD: City of Quesnel & Urban Systems Ltd. for Quesnel Waterfront Plan
SILVER: District of Lantzville & Vancouver Island University (Master of Community Planning Program) for District of Lantzville Zoning Bylaw
Awards for Excellence in Planning Practice - City & Urban Areas
GOLD: City of Surrey & PFS Studio for Nicomekl Riverfront Park Management Plan
SILVER: Metro Vancouver & CitySpaces Consulting Ltd. for What Works: Securing Affordable and Special Needs Housing through Housing Agreements
Awards for Research & New Directions in Planning
GOLD: Eastside Culture Crawl Society for City Without Art? No Net Loss, Plus!
SILVER: HUB Cycling & TransLink for Benchmarking the State of Cycling in Metro Vancouver 2019
HONOURABLE MENTION*: Intelligent Futures for Sparwood Livability Study
*This submission demonstrated a unique approach to address challenges faced by a very small resource-based community.
Award for Individual Achievement - Young Professional Leadership
Kristy McConnel - Kristy McConnel is a PIBC Candidate Member and Planner at Mott MacDonald. She holds a Master of Community and Regional Planning degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Conservation from UBC and is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP).