November 1, 2022  

APPI Edmonton Event - Reality Check – how development actually happens

Tuesday, November 8

11:30 AM Arrive and eat, hot buffet lunch
12:00 - 1:00 PM Presentation

Winspear Room, Faculty Club, University of Alberta, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Main Floor, Edmonton

 Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) and the Urban Development Institute – Edmonton Metro (UDI-EM) are pleased to co-host a discussion on current issues in urban development. Planners build strategies for cities with great hopes of livability, affordability, and vibrancy. What happens when our plans are deemed infeasible – and cannot be implemented? What are we missing from our urban planning toolkit, and how do we pivot?

Join Tom Burr (ONE Properties), Adil Kodian (Rohit Group of Companies), Susan Keating (Melcor Developments), and Claire St. Aubin (City of Edmonton) for a panel with perspectives from the development community – the gaps, deficiencies, and opportunities to make our plans work. Moderated by Kalen Anderson, Executive Director of the Urban Development Institute – Edmonton Metro.

Register and pay online here:
APPI Edmonton Event - Reality Check – how development actually happens | Alberta Professional Planners Institute (

The event will be live streamed for a fee, but not available for viewing after the event. Register here for the live stream offering directly via GoToWebinar.

This event qualifies for 1.0 structured learning unit.

World Town Planning Day Events

World Town Planning Day (WTPD) is an international day celebrating the accomplishments of planners and their contributions to their communities. On November 8, planners around the world participate in World Town Planning Day activities annually, a practice that began in 1949. 

World Town Planning Day - County of St. Paul hosting a WTPD Event: Alternate Energy

Wednesday, November 2  via ZOOM  10:00 am to 3:30 am
Contact Amanda Antwi-Nsiah at [email protected] to obtain the zoom link for the event.
Click here for the poster. This event qualifies for structured learning units. 

World Town Planning Day – Northwest Territories Webinar

Tuesday, November 8, 2022  online at  10:00am - 11:00am
Registration is open to APPI members, to register please email: [email protected]
Hosted by Chris Hewitt RPP, MCIP, Manager, Community Planning,  Municipal and Community Affairs, Government of the Northwest Territories. 
This webinar qualifies for 1.0 self-reported structured learning unit.

Celebrate World Town Planning Day with CIP

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 11:30 AM ET  Register Now!
In recognition of World Town Planning Day 2022 on November 8, CIP is proud to host Planning Together: Student Symposium
This symposium qualifies for structured learning units.

Calgary's Winter City Design Competition

Submission Deadline has been extended to November 10, 2022. 

What do you dream of for our future winter cities and downtown public spaces?  The City is inviting urban designers, planners, landscape architects, artists, architects, engineers, students and creative Calgarians with some technical know-how to imagine the possibilities for winter city design in our downtown. Up to three winning teams will be selected and provided $15,000 to build out their dream to install Downtown for the month of February 2023.  

This year’s theme is Winter Dreamscape.  In this more dormant period of the year, where days are shorter and we experience a slower pace - can we take the time to dream?  Carl Jung saw dreams as the psyche's attempt to communicate important things to the individual.  Winter Dreamscape asks designers to dream of something important for our winter public realm, and to share this dream with the public.

RPP Designation Usage

The Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) is a professional regulated organization under the provisions of the Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act of Alberta, responsible for certifying members to achieve "Right to Title" and thereby are legally entitled to use the Registered Professional Planner – RPP designation.

APPI Candidates are not allowed to use RPP with their membership type, Candidate. 

How to use the RPP Designation

APPI encourages all RPP certified members to proudly use the RPP professional designation alongside their names in :

  • business signatures on business cards
  • email signatures
  • professional social media sites such as LinkedIn.  

We have committed to encouraging RPP members to adopt the practice of listing the ‘RPP” designation immediately following their name, followed by ‘MCIP’ (where applicable) and when denoting the national affiliation with CIP. 

This further promotes the planning profession and raises the credibility and profile of Registered Professional Planners (RPP’s) . Our aim is for a consistent approach across Canada and the various Provincial, Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIA’s), including APPI.









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Thank you Delegates, Presenters, Committee and Sponsors! For two successful APPI 2022 Conferences!

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The Celebration of Planning Gala - University of Alberta Urban and Regional Planning Scholarship Fundraiser

November 17, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Edmonton Convention Center
Buy tickets here: Celebration of Planning Gala 2022 : University of Alberta (

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