What is Planning?
Whether you live in a house or high-rise, drive a car or take a bus, stroll streets or hike national parks . . . you can thank a planner.
Excellent planning positively affects people, places and the environment. It is key to shaping thriving communities able to adapt to physical, economic and social change.
Professional Planners take knowledge of each community and turn it into action in ways that improve public and private development decisions. This is the work of the members we serve as the Alberta Professional Planners Institute.
The Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) is a professional regulated organization that exists to promote excellence in planners and planning in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Some of the ways we make an impact in the planning profession:
- Certifying members as Registered Professional Planners who then earn “Right to Title”
- Supporting our members and planners through ongoing learning, resources, and advocacy, so they can lead in their workplaces and communities.
- Recognizing excellence in the planning profession with the APPI Planning Awards and Student Awards and Scholarships
- Holding members accountable to professional standards through a Complaint and Discipline Process