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Submitted by Cindy Cheung on June 17, 2021
PIBC Announces Winner of 2021 Awards for Excellence in Planning
June 17, 2021

PIBC is excited to announce the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence in Planning. The Institute annually recognizes the professional work and individual accomplishments of members across British Columbia and Yukon through its awards and recognition program. This year, the Awards for Excellence in Planning honoured the best in professional planning work undertaken by members in four categories.

Due to the current COVID-19 safety protocols, the 2021 PIBC Award winners were announced online on Thursday, June 17th, during the PIBC 2021 Annual Conference – North of Normal (June 15-18).

It is with great pleasure that PIBC announced the following 2021 winners:

AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN POLICY PLANNING
CITY & URBAN AREAS

  • Gold: City of Victoria - Victoria Housing Strategy Phase Two 2019-2022
  • Silver: City of North Vancouver - Safe Mobility Strategy
     

AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PLANNING PRACTICE
CITY & URBAN AREAS

  • Gold: Canada Lands Company, MST Development Corporation, & DIALOG – Heather Lands Rezoning Plan
  • Silver: City of New Westminster - Municipal Regulations to Deter Renovictions 
  • Honourable Mention: City of New Westminster - New Westminster COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Transforming Planning Practice and Saving Lives
     

AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN POLICY PLANNING
SMALL TOWN & RURAL AREAS

  • Gold: Salmo Valley Early Childhood Advisory Committee, C+S Planning Group, John Foster Planning, Splash:Design, & Licker GeoSpatial Consulting - Salmo Valley Child Care Inventory and Action Plan
  • Silver: Thompson-Nicola Regional District - North Thompson Official Community Plan
  • Honourable Mention: City of West Kelowna & Lanarc Consulting - West Kelowna's Community Vision, #OurWK a Vision to 2040
     

AWARDS FOR RESEARCH & NEW DIRECTIONS IN PLANNING

  • Gold: Third Space Community Planning & Generation Squeeze - Regulating Short Term Rentals: A Toolkit for Canadian Local Governments 
  • Silver: Plassurban Consulting Inc - Child in the City: Planning Communities for Children and their Families


Congratulations to this year’s PIBC Award winners! For more information about the Awards, please visit http://www.pibc.bc.ca/pibc-awards.

PIBC 2021 Awards Winners

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