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August 2, 2018  

APPI Congratulates the University of Calgary

We are pleased to announce that the Professional Standards Board for the Planning Profession in Canada (PSB) has approved the re-accreditation of  the Master of Planning, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary.

APPI Edmonton Event - Mill Creek Ravine - Accidental Beach Bike Tour

Saturday, August 18, 2018  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Registration is limited to 25 people. Click here to register and pay online.

Meet at the Mill Creek Outdoor overflow parking lot.

Edmonton's river valley and ravine system is the city's most precious amenity. It has also been the focus of controversy and complex planning issues for over a century. Roll through river valley / ravine planning past, present and future with Erik Backstrom, RPP, Senior Planner, Urban Initiatives with the City of Edmonton, and other presenters on a bike tour of the Mill Creek Ravine finishing at Accidental Beach. Topics will include transportation planning, parks and ecological planning, land use change, community activism and neighbourhood revitalization. The tour will be approximately 3 km with multiple stops. If it's a nice day (tour will go rain or shine) consider bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy at Accidental Beach after the tour.
*Please register early, as this event is capped at 25 persons.
Attendees are responsible to provide their own bicycle, helmet, water, lunch. Attendees are advised to bring sunscreen, bug repellent, a bicycle lock, and maybe a frisbee!
This event qualifies for 2.0 structured learning units.

FireSmart Community Series - Working Towards a Resilient Alberta

October 2 - 4, 2018

MacDonald Island Conference Centre, Fort McMurray, Alberta

Every two years, the Alberta Wildfire Management Branch puts on the FireSmart Community Series. This event brings municipal and Indigenous community leaders, fire departments, mitigation experts and government staff together to network and learn about the innovative approaches to the FireSmart program that are taking place across Alberta.

Over the last two years, Fort McMurray Forest Area staff and our Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo community partners have demonstrated incredible resilience as they navigate their recovery process, from a FireSmart perspective. We are extremely pleased to host the Community Series in Fort McMurray, as it will provide the opportunity to showcase the incredible work that is taking place, across all seven FireSmart disciplines.

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Rental Housing in Canadian cities: Barriers and Solutions to Implementation
You are invited to take part in a research study being conducted by Dr. Ren Thomas, an Assistant Professor at the School of Planning at Dalhousie University, with the help of research assistant Ryan Tram, a Bachelors student in Planning. You may participate in this study if you are a planner, policy maker, developer, or housing authority staff member involved in rental housing policy and implementation.
Click here for the survey.


Save the date
Land Use Management in Alberta - Understanding the Impact of the Land-use Framework and Alberta Land Stewardship Act of Planning
Brownlee will be presenting this session in both Edmonton and Calgary. Details and registration will posted by mid August.
Edmonton on September 11 at the UofA Faculty Club
Calgary on September 19 at the Danish Canadian Club
We are planning for this presentation to be hosted in Red Deer as well.


Employment Opportunities
Senior Planning and Development Officer
Posted: July 19, Sturgeon County
Posted: July 23, Town of Canmore
Current Planner
Posted: July 26, Parkland County
Planning, Public Engagement Officer
Posted:  July 26, Yellowhead County
Municipal Planner
Posted: July 30, Municipal Planning Services (MPS)
Planner II
Posted: July 30, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Senior Planner
Posted: July 31, Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS)
Planning Technician
Posted: July 31, Town of Beaumont
Planner III
Posted: August 1, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Alberta Professional Planners Institute

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