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    • 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan: An environmental challenge 

      Grenier, Sylvie (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
      Most cities hosting a World Expo use this opportunity to revitalize depressed or contaminated urban areas. Unlike other expos, the 2005 World Expo is located in what was a large public park 20 kilometres from Nagoya, ...
    • The 2010 Winter Olympics: The role of planners in the economic realm 

      Vance, Eric (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
      In the run up to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, a heated debate is unfolding regarding the economic merits of the event. The author briefly summarizes this debate and makes a cogent argument for why planners ...
    • Aboriginal perspectives on planning in Canada - decolonizing the process: A discussion with four Aboriginal practitioners 

      Peters, John (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2003)
      It would be impossible to have an issue of Plan Canada focusing on heritage concerns without considering the Aboriginal perspective, which is clearly the longest and deepest element of human heritage in the country. On ...
    • About the theme of the 1999 CIP/OUQ conference - why should we be interested in the city-region? 

      Trudel, Jacques (Canadian Institute of Planners, 1999)
      The essential goal of the 1999 CIP Conference in Montréal can thus be stated as follows: to ensure that planners, here and abroad, individually and collectively, play a central role and are fully capable of exercising their ...
    • Accommodating growth and managing municipal infrastructure investments in Calgary 

      Young, Marjorie (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2001)
      By combining policy guidance with a strategic approach to the provision and timing of municipal infrastructure investment, and with landowner initiative, Calgary has managed to incorporate many "smart growth " principles ...
    • Across the Greater Vancouver Regional District in four days: The mobile workshop trek 

      Suszezwiez, Sharleen (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2002)
      In addition to having opportunities to attend the many indoor presentations at the "2002: Making Waves" conference in Burnaby, B.C., delegates were offered ten mobile workshops that traversed the Greater Vancouver ...
    • An activist's experience of the planning process 

      Bennett, Ben (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2002)
      This article provides a look at the planning process in Ontario from the point of view of a citizen. Ben Bennett is representing Residents for Sustainable Development in Guelph, which opposes two big-box proposals before ...
    • Adjusting to Toronto's new reality 

      Qadeer, Mohammad; Agrawal, Sandeep (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-07)
      The argument put forth in this article, with the help of the accompanying map, is that the Toronto Metropolitan Area (TMA) has evolved into distinct ethnic sectors of vibrant institutions, cultural practices, and ...
    • Aging Atlantic cities: Challenges and potential solutions for planners 

      Thomas, Ren; Terashima, Mikiko (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
      With the 2016 Census, Canada reached a significant milestone: there are now more seniors in the country than children. In this article, we discuss how the issue of demographic change plays out in the Atlantic region. ...
    • Airbnb and the struggle for the city: From Amsterdam to Toronto and beyond 

      Doucet, Brian (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-07)
      Amsterdam is a growing city of 850,000 inhabitants, which receives around 17 million tourist visits per year. Both gentrification and tourism have placed incredible strains on the city’s housing market, which impacts ...
    • Airports and community planning 

      Hazra, Robert (Canadian Institute of Planners, 1998-09)
      Airports can have a major economic, social, and physical influence on a community or a region. This influence can only be expected to grow as air travel continues to expand throughout the world. As airports continue ...
    • Alternative development standards: Practical tools for sustainable land development 

      von Hausen, Michael (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2002)
      Challenges associated with urban sprawl and pressures of growth continue to mount across North America. Fuelling these challenges are outmoded land development standards that over-engineer and over-design community ...
    • The ambivalent advocate: Planning and the public interest 

      Lehman, Robert (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2002)
      Bob Lehman discusses the problem presented by the CIP Code of Professional Conduct's requirement that all planners must promote the public interest. In many instances planners are called upon to advocate for the private ...
    • 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.
    • An approach to home-based business 

      Pinard, Alain (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2002)
      Following a lengthy and heated debate, the former Town of Ancaster (now part of the new City of Hamilton) adopted new zoning regulations for home-based businesses. Although this activity is increasingly commonplace, ...
    • Arts, culture, and tourism 

      Miguelez, Alain (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2001)
      Summary of one of the seven themes of the 2001 CIP conference in Ottawa - "arts, culture, and tourism".
    • Autonomous planning? The charter debate in Toronto 

      Young, Douglas; Keil, Roger (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2003)
      Dissatisfaction with the current relationship between Toronto and the Province of Ontario has led many individuals and organizations to propose a city charter as a way of achieving greater municipal autonomy. A charter, ...
    • "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 ...
    • Back to the future again: Are planners relearning the traditions of civic design? 

      Berelowitz, Lance (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2018-07)
      A version of the following article was published in Plan Canada’s 2000 Millennium special edition. It was a call to action. Since then, much has changed of course, and today’s urgent planning priorities were largely ...
    • Back to the future? Relearning the tradition of civic design 

      Berelowitz, Lance (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
      Lance Berelowitz enters a plea for rethinking what planners do and how they do it. His challenge to current planning education and practice entails a "back to the future" proposal to relearn our tradition of civic design.