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Planning West is the PIBC's quarterly news magazine and provides articles and information of interest to the Institute's approximately 1,700 practicing professional planners, planning students, associate members and subscribers. Planning West contains an informative selection of feature articles and opinion pieces about contemporary planning topics and issues, book reviews, planning law and other professional practice updates, and information about the Institute and its activities.

Planning West magazine relies upon the submissions of volunteer members and other authors to regularly contribute to its rich and informative content. PIBC welcomes contributions and articles from members and non-members alike who are interested in reaching a professional planning audience or have something planning-related to share.

Planning West magazine is published every winter, spring, summer and fall by PIBC and is coordinated by the following editorial and publication team:

  • Editor & Layout: Kristin Agnello RPP, MCIP
  • Production & Advertising: Cindy Cheung, PIBC Communications & Marketing Specialist


All current members in good standing receive Planning West as part of their membership benefits. Non-members and the general public can subscribe to Planning West magazine. Click here for subscription information.

We are pleased to make recently published editions available for download through our public online archive. Scroll down to view our past issues and recent featured articles from our most current issues.

Please Note:  These archives are made available for personal individual use only. All editions and content of Planning West magazine are copyright © the Planning Institute of British Columbia, all rights reserved.

Recent Featured Articles

Planning West Spring 2024Planning West Spring 2024  - The Housing Issue (May 2024)

Click here to download the Planning West Spring 2024 issue, a special edition focused on sharing housing-related knowledge & experience, including implementations and implications of the new provincial housing legislation in BC. Please share with your peers and networks

Visit the Peer Learning Network (PLN) page for more housing legislation resources.


Planning West Winter 2024  - WTPD & Evolutions in Planning Practice (Feb 2024)

Hit and Miss with Missing Middle Housing Legislation
Building a Sustainable Future: The Collaborative Adoption of the Zero Carbon Step Code on Southern Vancouver Island
World Town Planning Day features (2 articles)

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