PIBC Announces Winners of 2017 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement

Posting Date: 
June 2, 2017 - July 2, 2017

The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement. The 2017 winners were formally presented at the PIBC 2017 Annual Conference – Equilibrium – on Thursday, June 1st, at the Prince George Civic Centre in Prince George, 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 a member's work and personal commitment to planning in their community in different categories. The Annual Student Fellowship Awards recognize the work and contributions of student members enrolled at Institute accredited university planning programs in British Columbia and the Yukon.

It is with great pleasure that PIBC announced the following 2017 winners in their respective categories:
(Click on the award winners' links for a summary of the award winning projects.)

Excellence in Policy Planning (Small Town & Rural Areas)
SILVER
Refresh Downtown Campbell River – City of Campbell River

Excellence in Policy Planning (City & Urban Areas)
GOLD
Abbotsforward - City of Abbotsford, DIALOG & Toderian UrbanWorks

SILVER
Burnaby Environmental Sustainability Strategy - City of Burnaby, Golder Associates, Integral Group & MODUS
Surrey Sustainability Charter 2.0 - City of Surrey

Excellence in Planning Practice (Small Town & Rural Areas)
SILVER
Qualicum Beach Waterfront Master Plan - Town of Qualicum Beach & SNC-Lavalin

Excellence in Planning Practice (City & Urban Areas)
GOLD
Moodyville Neighbourhood-Wide Rezoning Initiative - City of North Vancouver

Research & New Directions in Planning
GOLD
Housing & Transportation Cost Burden Study - Metro Vancouver

SILVER
Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy: Regional Assessment of Flood Vulnerabilities (Project 2) - Fraser Basin Council, Arlington Group Planning + Architecture Inc. & Northwest Hydraulic Consultants

Individual Achievement – Distinguished Professional Contribution
Dr. Pamela Shaw MCIP, RPP

Individual Achievement – Leadership in Advocacy & Innovation
Andy Yan MCIP, RPP

2017 Annual Student Fellowship Awards
UBC School of Community & Regional Planning - Cail Smith for Bicycle Storage in Multifamily Housing
UNBC School of Environmental Planning - Rebecca Delorey for Collaborative Natural Resource Management: A Case Study of Forestry Sector Operations on Nadleh Whut’en First Nation Territory
SFU School of Resource & Environmental Management (Planning) - Michelle Vandermoor for Seeing Through a Sustainability Lens: Lessons from Resource and Environmental Planning

For more information on the PIBC Awards, visit http://www.pibc.bc.ca/content/pibc-awards

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Dave Crossley
Executive Director
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e: dave.crossley@pibc.bc.ca