(PIBC media release includes mention of BCNPHA’s award for Research & New Directions in Planning)
July 6, 2022 (Vancouver, BC) – The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Awards for Excellence in Planning & Individual Achievement, as well as the recipients of its annual Student Fellowship Award.
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 & Individual Achievement honour the best in professional planning work undertaken by members.
The 2022 PIBC Award winners were announced and recognized today during the Elevation 2.0 National Planning Conference (July 5 – 8), co-hosted by PIBC with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) in Whistler, BC. This was the first in-person conference and awards presentation held since 2019, as the past two ceremonies were virtual and held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“More so than ever, we are seeing and experiencing first-hand how inclusive, thoughtful, and innovative planning can significantly help communities, and the people who live and work in them, thrive. This year, it is our pleasure to recognize, in-person, the exceptional work & achievements of registered professional planners (RPPs), their teams and project partners,” said Emilie Adin RPP, MCIP, Chair of PIBC’s Awards & Recognition Committee.
PIBC also celebrated the recipients of this year’s Annual Student Fellowship Awards which provide funding to support selected university planning student members so that they may attend and present their academic work or research to professional colleagues as part of the program at PIBC’s annual conference.
It is with great pleasure that PIBC announced the following 2022 award winners:
AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN POLICY PLANNING – CITY & URBAN AREAS
Gold: City of New Westminster – Seven Bold Steps for Climate Action
Silver: Township of Langley, MODUS Planning, Design & Engagement, Solstice Sustainability Works, and
Strandberg Consulting – Our Thriving Community: Township of Langley Social Sustainability Strategy
Silver: City of Coquitlam – City of Coquitlam Child Care Partnership Strategy
Silver: District of Saanich – Saanich Housing Strategy
AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PLANNING PRACTICE – CITY & URBAN AREAS
Gold: District of West Vancouver and Neighbourhood Character Working Group – Community-led approach
to Neighbourhood Character
AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN POLICY PLANNING – SMALL TOWN & RURAL AREAS
Gold: City of Vernon – City of Vernon Climate Action Plan
Silver: City of Castlegar and Resilience Planning – City of Castlegar Housing Strategy
AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PLANNING PRACTICE – SMALL TOWN & RURAL AREAS
Gold: City of Port Alberni, Vancouver Island University, and Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute – Uptown District Revitalization Strategy
Silver: City of Prince Rupert, iPlan Planning and Development Services, and CIVITAS Studio – Prince Rupert OCP and Visioning Processes
AWARDS FOR RESEARCH & NEW DIRECTIONS IN PLANNING
Gold: CitySpaces Consulting Ltd. and BC Non-Profit Housing Association – A Path to Partnership: A Guide to Navigating Non-Profit Partnerships with Developers in Mixed-Tenure Developments
Silver: Origin Sustainable Design + Planning and AES Engineering – Local Government Low Carbon Building Policy Toolkit
AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT – LEADERSHIP IN ADVOCACY & INNOVATION
Kim A. Fowler, RPP, MCIP
The Award for Leadership in Advocacy & Innovation honours and recognizes a registered professional planner who demonstrates outstanding leadership, tenacity, and advocacy on planning issues either in their community, provincially, or more broadly. Their continual persistence and/or innovation contribute to the ongoing success of PIBC and the planning profession.
PIBC ANNUAL STUDENT FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
Jasmin Senghera – University of British Columbia, School of Community & Regional Planning The 15-Minute Suburb: Determining the Accessibility of Amenities in the City of Surrey
Kristina Bell – Vancouver Island University, Master of Community Planning Unpacking Form-based Codes in a British Columbia Planning Context
Mailyn Lai – Vancouver Island University, Master of Community Planning “Natural” Disasters and Natural Assets: The Path to Climate Change Resiliency
Chris Oberg – Vancouver Island University, Master of Community Planning Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas Certificate – Building Capacity for Professional Planners in BC
Congratulations to this year’s PIBC award winners! For more information, please visit:
-PIBC Awards at http://www.pibc.bc.ca/pibc-awards
-PIBC Annual Student Fellowship Award at https://www.pibc.bc.ca/pibc-annual-student-fellowship-award