PIBC Announces Winners of 2016 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement

Posting Date: 
June 2, 2016 - June 30, 2016

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 2016 winners were formally presented at the PIBC 2016 Annual Conference – Planning Unfiltered – on Thursday, May 12, at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre in Kelowna, 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 recognizes the efforts and impact of a member's work and personal commitment to planning in their community. 

It is with great pleasure that PIBC announced the following 2016 winners in their respective categories:

Excellence in Planning Practice (City & Urban Areas)
* Lougheed Town Centre Core Area Master Plan - City of Burnaby & Shape Properties Corporation

* Fraser Valley Express Implementation Plan - Fraser Valley Regional District & BC Transit
* Active Design Guidelines – City of North Vancouver

Excellence in Planning Practice (Small Town & Rural Areas)
* First Nation Construction Industry Education – David Nairne + Associates Ltd.

Excellence in Policy Planning (City & Urban Areas)
* Ecological Network Management Strategy – City of Richmond
* Family-Friendly Housing Policy - City of New Westminster
* University of Victoria Campus Plan - DIALOG, Hapa Collaborative & University of Victoria Campus Planning and Sustainability

Excellence in Policy Planning (Small Town & Rural Areas)
* University Village Local Area Plan - Municipality of North Cowichan, City of Duncan & Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Research & New Directions in Planning
* Community Lifecycle Infrastructure Costing Tool - Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Stantec Consulting Ltd & City of Prince George
* The City of Vancouver’s Cycling Safety Study & Action Plan – City of Vancouver & Urban Systems Ltd.

* Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and Land Use Planning Activities (Guidebook and Toolkit) - Metro Vancouver & EcoPlan International

Individual Achievement – Distinguished Professional Contribution
Gwendolyn Sewell MCIP, RPP

Individual Achievement – Leadership in Advocacy & Innovation
Celine Mauboules MCIP, RPP

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


The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC)
Forward Thinking, Shaping Communities

The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is the professional association of planners in British Columbia and the Yukon and the westernmost affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) – the national association which has advanced and promoted responsible community planning since 1919.

A non-profit organization incorporated in 1958 under the Society Act of BC, our current membership includes over 1,500 professional planners that work in both the public and private sectors in many different fields of planning, including land-use and development, municipal and regional planning, policy and law, heritage conservation, transportation, and more.

Our mission is to advance, promote, and support the planning profession with forward thinking services, events and professional certification that help professional planners shape more livable, sustainable communities. Our Certified Members have the exclusive right and privilege to utilize the professional title 'Registered Professional Planner' and designation 'RPP' in British Columbia and the Yukon and the designation 'MCIP' to indicate their professional status nationally with CIP.

For more information about PIBC, please visit www.pibc.bc.ca or follow us on Twitter @_PIBC

News & Media Contact: 

Dave Crossley
Executive Director
t: 604.696.5031
e: dave.crossley@pibc.bc.ca


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News & Media Contact:
Dave Crossley
Executive Director
ph: 604.696.5031
e: dave.crossley@pibc.bc.ca