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October 19, 2018  

APPI Sends a Huge Shout out to University of Alberta students on the success of Place18!

APPI was proud to be a platinum sponsor for the Place18 Canadian Planning Students Conference in Edmonton October 12-14, 2018. 

The Geography and Planning Students’ Society at the University of Alberta did an incredible job organizing this student-led national conference, providing a centralized space for students, academics, and professionals from across Canada to learn from each other and take home valuable skills to further improve their communities. APPI applauds each and every member of the organizing committee.

APPI World Town Planning Day Events!

APPI Edmonton Events Committee presents - Screening of the film "Whose City?" followed by a panel discussion

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 Street, Edmonton
6:30 PM Doors open 7:00 PM Program starts
Join us for a thought provoking film about the transformation of Berlin followed by a panel discussion with the Project Director of CityPlan, a University of Alberta Professor and a industry representative. This event is free and registration is not required.

APPI South Events Committee presents - PBS Series: 10 that Changed America - 10 Towns, 10 Parks, 10 Homes

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Theatre Gallery, Lethbridge Public Library Main Branch, 810 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge
7:00 PM
Join us to view three films about the '10' that changed America. This event is free and registration is not required.

World Town Planning Day 2018 Online Conference

On the week of November 5-9, CIP will hold a week-long online conference, which will showcase presentations on important planning issues and innovations from Canada and around the world.
Approximately two to three events will be presented daily between 12:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern time. The registration fee includes: 10 live webinars during the week-long online conference and 3 pre-recorded webinars that will be shown during the online conference
There is no deadline to register for the online conference. Click here for information on the fees and how to register.

APPI Seeking a Representative to Serve on the Safety Codes Council Barrier Free Sub-Council

The Safety Codes Council recently approved APPI as a nominating organization for the Barrier Free Sub-Council, representing the Commercial Construction/Land Development Industry segment.   Alberta’s safety codes system relies on partnerships with organizations like APPI to bring safety to a local level.  APPI has been asked to provide a minimum of two proposed nominees for consideration.  If you are a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with planning expertise and a focus on Barrier Free, and you are interested in being considered as APPI’s representative on the Safety Codes Council Barrier Free Sub-Council, please send an email to the APPI office confirming your interest.  The email should include a cover letter profiling your background, experience and contact information as well as a resume of no more than two single-sided pages.  The profiles are necessary to ensure that only those with appropriate qualifications, experience, and knowledge are appointed as members of the Sub-Council in compliance with the criteria established in the Safety Codes Act, Council bylaws, and Council policy.
 
The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday October 26, 2018
The Sub-Council meets approximately four times a year, for an entire day, usually Wednesdays in Edmonton.  Members are also expected to serve as a two-way communication between the Council and their nominating organization.  The appointment term is three years, and members may serve up to three consecutive terms.
 
Final selection of the two APPI proposed nominees is at the discretion of APPI Council and the Barrier Free Sub-Council will select the final APPI appointee, to be recommended to the Council’s Board of Directors.  The Safety Codes Council thanks all nominees in advance for their willingness to assist the Council in achieving their vision of Alberta as a safe place to live, work, and play. The Safety Codes Council is an equal opportunity organization that values diversity.  For a copy of the Safety Codes Council member position description click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Call for Participants - Research Planning Practice in Global Firms
Have you worked for a global or publicly-traded firm? Are you interested in sharing your experiences? If you are willing to participate in a research project examining professional planning practices in global firms, or for more details, please contact Dr. Orly Linovski at [email protected]
 
Continuous Professional Learning - Deadline to report is fast approaching!
There are many non APPI providers of events, workshops, conferences and courses.
The University of Victoria has just announced its 2019 season of online and in person courses. Here is one of the new offerings, ER338 Fire Ecology, Feb 28 – Mar 4, 2019, 5-day intensive course.
https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/topics/ecological-restoration
 
Check out all of the other courses that are listed on the APPI website:
 
 
Save the date
Celebration of Planning  - University of Alberta Urban and Regional Planning Program Scholarship Fundraiser
November 8, doors open at 5:30 PM.
Riverview Room, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton
Tickets available now -

https://www.ualberta.ca/earth-sciences/urban-regional-planning/celebration-of-planning for more information.
 
Design Matters 2018/19 Season
University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design
Click here for the poster and click here for the schedule.

 
 
Employment Opportunities
Posted: Oct 18 City of Medicine Hat
 
Planning Officer
Posted: Oct 18, City of Medicine Hat
 
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