Plan Canada is the official journal of the Canadian Institute of Planners. It features informative articles on innovative projects and best practices in Canadian planning, as well as original research by practitioners and academics.

The Canadian Institute of Planners has entered into an agreement with Vancouver Island University Library to provide Open Access to an online archive of Plan Canada issues for the benefit of the membership and the readership and for the general public. This archive is currently under construction.

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  • Plan Canada - Volume 44, Number 4 (Winter 2004) 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    Moving minds / Remue-méninges
  • Contents 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 44, Number 4 (Winter 2004).
  • Turning over the reins 

    Grant, Jill (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    Jill Grant reflects on her four years as Chair of the Editorial Board of Plan Canada, and welcomes Mark Seasons as her successor.
  • Where to start? 

    Laliberté, Chantal (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    When facing different situations, both in our personal and professional lives, we seek information that will help us to find solutions. However, the information and advice we receive can be overwhelming, and we find ...
  • Moving forward in Canadian communities: Soliloquy of an urbanist 

    Beasley, Larry (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    This article reproduces Larry Beasley's closing plenary speech at the Canadian Institute of Planners' national conference in Toronto. He touches on the profession's past and present challenges, and what we as planners can ...
  • Gated communities: Selling the good life 

    Maxwell, D. Kirstin (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    Gated communities are becoming increasingly common in Canada despite concerns expressed by many planners. These concerns include such issues as the privatization of public space and fragmentation of the transportation ...
  • Le nouveau plan d'urbanisme de Montréal 

    Sainte-Marie, Pierre; Conant, Stéphane (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    Le Sommet de Montréal de juin 2002 a rassemblé des citoyens et des acteurs en provenance de divers milieux dans le but de refléter et d'articuler leur vision pour le futur de la Ville. Les participants ont fait ressortir ...
  • Urban innovations: Financial tools in brownfield revitalization 

    Brendon, Casey; Bergman, David; Dunstan, Judy; Lu, Hon (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    With increasing Canadian interest in brownfield redevelopment, many Ontario municipalities have begun to use financial tools such as tax increment equivalent grants to stimulate redevelopment. This article, based on a ...
  • Strategic land use planning: Revitalization in St. Louis 

    Stanley, Rollin (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    Aggressive marketing using tax incentives is part of the everyday planner's life in many U.S. cities. Tax increment financing, abatement, and sales taxes are an important part of the revenue stream. Canadian cities need ...
  • Secondary suites: Obstacles and opportunities demonstrated by a case study in Guelph, Ontario 

    Kraehling, Paul (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    Secondary suites, or accessory apartments as they are known in the Guelph context, are an important source of rental housing. Although this housing stock may only be a "temporary" supply in certain instances, it is ...
  • Integrated communities by design: The Calgary approach 

    Toderian, Brenton (Brent) (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    How do you define, design for, and measure, community integration? This article explores what community integration means, and profiles three innovative Calgary designs, Garrison Woods, the Bridges and McKenzie Towne, ...
  • Sustainable development in northern urban areas 

    Sweet, Pamela (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    Sustainable development principles are an important starting point for the planning of any urban area. In northern communities, where these principles are particularly critical, they are a challenge to implement. ...
  • [Book Review] Green urbanism: Learning from European cities 

    Adin, Emilie K. (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2004)
    Emilie K. Adin reviews "Green urbanism: Learning from European cities" by Timothy Beatley (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2000).
  • Plan Canada - Volume 43, Number 3 (Autumn 2003) 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2003)
    Politics and planning / Politique et urbanisme
  • Contents 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2003)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 43, Number 3 (Autumn 2003).
  • Politics and planning schools 

    Wolfe, Jeanne M. (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2003)
    An informal survey of planning schools shows that an appreciation of the political nature of planning is well embedded in planning teaching, activism and research. It also leads to reflections on what are the real political ...
  • Politics and planning: Ten lessons from an old campaigner 

    Cowie, Art (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2003)
    Art Cowie is a rare breed of planner who has wrestled with planning issues as both a politician and a professional planner. In this article, he shares lessons about the profession that he learned during his 35-year career ...
  • Mediating the politics of place: Negotiating our professional and personal selves 

    Wight, Ian (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2003)
    Politics often gets "a bad rap" from planners, who perceive it as problematic or undermining, and as something to be negated or neutralized. Daniel Kemmis, in his Community and the Politics of Place, presents a more ...
  • Mergers and de-mergers: Implications for environmental planning and management in Montréal 

    Brown, David (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2003)
    This article examines the effect of the recent forced municipal mergers on environmental planning and management in the Montréal region. Following an overview of the mergers, consideration is given to the need for a balance ...
  • Politics of planning in China 

    Leung, Hok-Lin (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2003)
    In China, there is no evidence of rampant corruption in the planning process, but neither are there any robust institutions and structures to prevent that from happening. Planning administration involves sorting out equally ...

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