Plan Canada (ISSN 0032-0544) 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 58, Number 4 (Winter 2018) 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    From global to local|D'une approche internationale à une approche locale
  • Smart growth success story?: Commercial redevelopment and neighbourhood change in Halifax's North End 

    Totten, Anne; Terashima, Mikiko (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    The North End neighbourhood in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is witnessing rapid development of mixed-use buildings driven by a smart growth-oriented development policy. The four most recently developed commercial spaces now ...
  • Inclusionary zoning: Six insights from international experience 

    August, Martine; Tolfo, Giuseppe (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    Inclusionary zoning (IZ) is increasingly viewed as a best practice in planning, and a potential solution to crises in housing affordability. For jurisdictions considering this approach, we offer six insights into IZ ...
  • The city after dark: A European approach to nightlife 

    Forrester, Stacey (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    This article explores new partnership models in urban nightlife planning. Inspired by the cross–sector approach that many cities in Europe are taking, the BC-based nonprofit Good Night Out Vancouver, is working with ...
  • Lessons from America's midrise capital: Planning in DC 

    Ozberk, Erkin (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    This article focuses on the urban design and social equity challenges of a rapidly growing Washington, DC from the perspective of a Canadian planner working in the capital for the past eight years. Given the city’s spatial ...
  • Marine spatial planning: A planning tool to improve Canada's ocean management and governance 

    Stapleton, Erin (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    The sustainable management of Canada’s oceans requires balancing new marine uses while safeguarding traditional uses, all while ensuring environmental protection. Marine spatial planning is a tool that can help us ...
  • Remembering Habitat '76: A landmark moment of international planning and optimism 

    Koning, Robin; Martin, Andrew; Gurstein, Penny (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    In 1976, many of the world’s keenest planning minds descended on Canada to share their perspectives on community planning and development. The lessons and agreements from this ambitious gathering set the direction ...
  • Planning Peru forward 

    de Silva, Rukshan (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) leads many local and global initiatives in the fields of community, economic, and sustainable development. The CISAL program was initiated in 2014 and aims to empower ...
  • H. Peter Oberlander, 1922-2008 

    Cameron, Ken (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    Obituary|Nécrologie
  • Leading global practices: International perspectives for local insights 

    Catherall, Robert; Forrest, Ken (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    Cognisant of the limitations of transferring ideas, processes, and policies across transnational, national, and even regional contexts, we have used this issue to consider the application to the Canadian context of ...
  • [Book review] Trees and the law in Canada 

    Witty, David R. (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    Review of the book "Trees and the law in Canada" by Julian A. Dunster ([Victoria, BC]: Dunster & Associates Environmental Consultants, 2018).
  • Contents 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-12)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 58, Number 4 (Winter 2018).
  • Plan Canada - Volume 58, Number 3 (Fall 2018) 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-09)
    Planning around the edges|Les limites territoriales des municipalités
  • Public toilets, accessibility, and human rights: A Winnipeg pop-up campaign 

    Bridgman, Rae St. Clair; Bridgman, Wins (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-09)
    To heighten public awareness about the need for accessible public washrooms, a unique campaign was mounted that included a public art project pop-up public toilets, and a linked social incubator for at-risk youth. ...
  • Professional ethics, lobbying and post-employment conduct 

    Buholzer, Bill; Steil, John (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-09)
    In light of the BC government’s announced plans to restrict lobbying by ex-MLAs and very senior staff for a period after they leave office, some west coast Fellows have recently been musing about the parts of the PIBC ...
  • A ladder of municipal integration 

    Heseltine, John (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-09)
    Citizens are not generally familiar with the options available for municipal service delivery. The ladder lists and describes approaches to municipal integration in a hierarchy progressing from typically antagonistic ...
  • Planning for the ballot box: Setting electoral boundaries in Nova Scotia 

    Heseltine, John (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-09)
    The Province of Nova Scotia requires reviews of municipal and school board electoral boundaries on a regular cycle, as well as when municipal boundaries change. Reviews are overseen by the Nova Scotia Utility and ...
  • Treaty land entitlements: Urban reserves in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Area 

    Hallborn, Alez; Halldorson, Emily; Barry, Janice (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-09)
    Treaty Land Entitlement is empowering Manitoba First Nations to convert urban lands to reserve status. As municipalities cannot levy taxes or enforce bylaws on adjacent reserve lands, a service agreement is ...
  • The power of engagement: Planning during an annexation 

    Yu, Stephen; Eidick, Ryan (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-09)
    Preparing a new Area Structure Plan is a no easy feat, especially when the plan area becomes part of an annexation request that leaves much uncertainty for all parties involved. Elan is a case study of an ASP ...
  • Another perspective on Airbnb 

    Tasi, Mary (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-09)
    A response to the article "Airbnb and the struggle for the city" by Brian Doucet, which appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of Plan Canada.

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