Recent Submissions

  • Plan Canada - Volume 58, Number 1 (Spring 2018) 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    Portraits in planning from across Canada
  • Public art: Creating a culturally vibrant region in Wood Buffalo 

    Malik, Nabil (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    Established in 2014, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Public Art Committee (PAC) has played a key role in advocating for and fostering a culturally vibrant region engaged through public art. In June 2018, ...
  • Urban magnets: Innovative lessons from Granville Island on authenticity and economic development 

    Holland, Mark (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    This article explores a concept called Urban Magnets that helps explain why Granville Island has been so successful in the face of its many challenges. The Urban Magnet concept offers an equation of elements for ...
  • Idle, No More: Defining a planner's role when civic protest erupts 

    Syvixay, Jason (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    In Winnipeg, Indigenous activists are finding and/or creating new opportunities to meet in public space to discuss civic issues like safety, inclusion, and the right to land. Through physical resistance (i.e, occupying ...
  • A litmus test for neighbourhood change 

    Christensen, Sarah; Harris, Richard; Kinsella, Kathleen (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    Researchers have long sought a simple method of tracking current neighbourhood change, including gentrification. Google Street View is an option. Using it, a research instrument was refined and tested in Hamilton, ...
  • Plan evaluation: The elephant in the room 

    Seasons, Mark (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    Here’s something to ponder: Are planners doing a good job? How would we know? No question, we have a general sense of how things are going with our plans through conversations with stakeholders, observation of urban ...
  • Building great neighbourhoods: Recalibrating Currie 

    Tsenkova, Sasha; Elkey, Chris (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    How do we make healthy places – communities that allow people to grow up, live, work, play, and remain healthy – that are also safe and stimulating environments? This encompassing vision of healthy places is inspiring, ...
  • Barriers to intensification: Regina's Warehouse District 

    Graham, Rylan (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    The three-phase Regina Revitalization Initiative has been heralded as the largest revitalization project in the city’s history. Proponents contend that phase 2, the Railyard Renewal Project, will spur complimentary ...
  • Kitchener grows up: Tall building guidelines for mid-sized cities 

    Edwards, Dayna; Clark, Adam (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    Canada’s mid-sized cities are growing up. Demand for tall buildings is high, but there are many contextual, social, and economic factors that challenge the design standards established by Canada’s larger metropolitan ...
  • [Book review] Multicultural cities: Toronto, New York, and Lose Angeles 

    Sultana, Niger (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    Niger Sultana reviews "Multicultural cities: Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles" by Mohammad Abdul Qadeer (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016).
  • Contents 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 58, Number 1 (Spring 2018).
  • Something new for the planner's toolkit?: Citizens' assemblies in community planning 

    Munro, Ken (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    The City of Vancouver’s use of a Citizens’ Assembly in a community plan update appears to be the first time that the decision-making tool has been applied in a municipal land use or place-based context. A Citizens’ ...
  • "Back from the dead": Halifax's downtown revival 

    Grant, Jill L.; Abbott, Ben; Taylor, A.J.; Zhu, Qianqiao (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    After experiencing little growth for decades, Halifax is currently experiencing a boom, with many cranes towering over the downtown. This article considers some of the factors stimulating the city’s growth, and discusses ...
  • Portraits in planning from across Canada 

    Shaw, Pamela (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-03)
    When we announced the call for our this issue on portraits in planning from across Canada, asking for articles on a hot topic, evolving issue, groundbreaking practice, or inventive approach to the problems and issues ...