APPI Planning Awards

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We take pride in it too. 

APPI’s greatest goal is to promote excellence and professional standards in the field of planning. With our annual APPI Awards, we recognize exemplary work in the planning profession. 

Awards acknowledge exemplary plans and projects, undertaken in whole or in part by members of the Institute, that significantly contribute to the livability of communities in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Applications for plans and projects specific to rural and indigenous planning are encouraged. A Certificate of Planning Excellence or a Certificate of Planning Merit may be awarded.

APPI Planning Awards Call for Submissions released on January 19, 2024

Deadline was March 14, 2024

The awards will be presented at the 2024 National Conference in Edmonton, July 10th.


2023 Planning Awards

2023 Planning Awards Announcement

The 2023 APPI Planning Awards were presented at the Planning Awards Celebration at the 2023 Conference, on October 16, in Jasper, Alberta.

Awards of Planning Merit

The City Builders Series – 360 Degree City Podcast

Intelligent Futures


Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program

Implementation Success
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Edmonton Affordable Housing Investment Plan 2019-2022

Implementation Success
City of Edmonton


2022 Planning Awards

2022 Planning Awards Announcement

The 2022 APPI Planning Awards were presented at the Planning Awards Celebration at the 2022 Conference, on October 24, in Canmore.

Awards of Planning Merit

Calmar Community Vitalization Plan

Design Plan 
DIALOG, Town of Calmar, Intelligence House, Zag 

Edmonton City Plan Public Engagement 

Comprehensive and Policy Plan 
POPULUS Community Planning Inc, City of Edmonton, Green Space Alliance, Aubin Consulting 

Sylvan Lake Inter-municipal Development Plan

Comprehensive and Policy Plan 
Maven Strategy Ltd, McElhanney Ltd
Lacombe County, Town of Sylvan Lake, Red Deer County, SV of Norglenwold, SV of Jarvis Bay, SV of Birchcliff, SV of Half Moon Bay and SV of Sunbreaker Cove 


2021 Planning Awards 

The 2021 APPI Planning Awards were presented virtually at the Planning Awards Celebration on October 21, 2021.

2021 APPI Planning Awards Announcement.

2021 APPI Planning Awards Ceremony Recording

Awards of Planning Merit

myMH – Medicine Hat Master Plan

City of Medicine Hat
Comprehensive and Policy Plan Category

Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan

Municipal Planning Services and CPP Environmental
Special Study Category

City of Edmonton Open Option Parking

City of Edmonton
Special Study Category


2020 Planning Awards 

The 2020 APPI Planning Awards were presented virtually at the  Volunteer Awards and Appreciation Celebration virtually on November 26, 2020. 

2020 APPI Planning Awards Announcement

Award of Planning Excellence

908 ATCO Village Homes for Heros Foundation Tiny Home Village for Veterans
Homes for Heros Foundation, NAK Design Strategies, hunter tristan design, Aplin & Martin Consultants Ltd

Awards of Planning Merit

Alberta Avenue Neighbourhood Urban Design Analysis
Green Space Alliance, WSP, City of Edmonton

Beltline Area Redevelopment Plan (Culture and Entertainment District)
City of Calgary

Bonnie Doon Town Centre Master Plan and Rezoning
Morguard Investments Limited, B&A Planning Group, Designcorp International, Intelligent Futures, Bunt & Associates and Aplin Martin Consultants Ltd.

Chinatown Urban Interface Plan
Green Space Alliance, City of Edmonton, ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.

Victoria District Area Structure Plan
Municipal Planning Services, Smoky Lake County, Smoky Lake County Regional Heritage Board

Congratulations to this year's recipients and thank you to everyone who took the time to prepare and submit this year!


2019 Awards

The 2019 awards were presented at the 2019 APPI Conference in Fort McMurray, October 7, 2019. 

2019 APPI Planning Awards Press Release