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April 9, 2020  

Free Webinars!

May 7, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Planning for Affordable Housing: Insights and Solutions for Your Community

See what communities are doing in planning for affordable housing including the potential for partnerships under the National Housing Strategy. The presentation will provide an overview of National Housing Strategy programs available to non-profit housing providers, municipalities, First Nations and the private sector and will highlight Federal government initiatives and housing research as well as successful affordable housing projects from across the country. Presented by Dianne Himbeault RPP, MCIP from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This webinar qualifies for 1.0 structured learning unit.

May 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Media Relations

Speaking to media can be a scary thing but if done right can be a great resource to share your organization’s story.
Enterprise Canada is a full-service firm with a proven track record delivering strategic communications, media training, research, marketing, digital strategy, content creation, public relations and advocacy solutions to a diverse range of clients across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  Enterprise Canada’s Erika Barootes, has acted as a spokesperson and media relations advisor to a former premier, a major Edmonton corporation, and various elected officials federally, provincially, and municipally. 
She will walk you through Media Training 101, provide scenarios and proposed approaches, how to pitch a good news story, and give you a checklist for when you engage with media.
By the end of the session you will:
o    Increase your knowledge of the media landscape
o    Build your confidence in working with media
o    Develop skills for great interviews

This webinar qualifies for 1.0 structured learning unit.

May 20, 12:00 - 1:00 PM Linking Land Use Planning and Parks Practices (or Why Only the "Loons" Show Up)

This webinar will explore the connection between land use planning and recreation and leisure service delivery in the 1960-2010 period in Edmonton, using Blue Quill and Greenview neighbourhoods as case study sites. It will provide the webinar participant a lens from the perspective of a planner embedded in an operational parks service function/department, bridging space creation in land use change processes, to place creation in an operational parks service delivery processes (i.e., funding, animation/programming, maintenance). The two are inextricably linked, influence each other, and have evolved over time. That evolution underlays park creation and disposition controversies in the press and in the literature. Presented by Dr. Robert Priebe, RPP. This webinar qualifies for 1.0 structured learning unit.


2020 APPI Awards Call for Submissions

Deadlines Extended to May 14, 2020

APPI Student Scholarships and Awards 2020 Call for Submissions

The APPI Student Education Scholarship is intended to provide monetary assistance to students for tuition, research, books or other academic expenses while the APPI Student Conference Award is intended to assist students financially in their attendance and participation at the APPI Annual Conference, CPAA Annual Conference, CIP Annual Conference or other  planning related conferences.

2020 Planning Awards Call for Submissions
Click here for Submission Criteria and the Submission Form


APPI administration are working remotely to maintain services and support our members. Thank you to all planners for your hard work leading and implementing strategies to manage the COVID-19 crisis. We also send best wishes and success to planning students resuming their courses online.

For full up-to-date direct information from public health officials regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation here are helpful resource links:
•    Government of Alberta
•    Government of Canada 

Think about reaching out to friends, family, and people in the community to provide or ask for support.

Stay well, stay safe, and stay in touch.




































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Election 2020 Notice
Both the postal and electronic ballots have been issued. To vote online, please click here, then log into APPI website.
The platforms for all nominees for President Elect and Councillor are now available, click here.
University of Calgary SAPL Design Matters Podcast
Check the podcast, in which SAPL students Emily Kaing (MLA’21) and John Baziuk (MArch’21) interview lecturers from our Design Matters series. Follow @designmatters.podcast on Instagram
Insta-fun Do you follow @ucalgarysapl on Instagram? We are taking advantage of the COVID-19 induced pause in our events schedule to feature student work from different years and areas of study, using the hashtag #saplstudentworkseries. 
Save the date
APPI Annual General Meeting
Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Edmonton
The AGM will be delivered via a webinar. 12:00 - 1:00 PM
There is not a charge to attend, but please pre-register. Click here.
CIP Webinar Schedule
April 22 Planning for Health and Well-Being
May 21 Land Use Planning for Flood Risk Areas
June 25 Planning and Financial Viability
Click here for times, fees and to register.
The 2020 APPI Conference BEYOND SUCCESS: GROWTH BY FAILURE, scheduled for September 20-22, is happening! It may be by virtual means but we will keep you posted.
Employment Opportunities

Development Supervisor
Posted: Feb 26, Town of Stony Plain

Planner I
Posted: March 2, City of Lloydminster

Junior Intermediate Planner
Posted: March 11, Invistec Consulting Ltd

Posted: March 24, Palliser Regional Municipal Services

Alberta Professional Planners Institute

PO Box 3099
Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1

Phone: 780.435.8716
Toll Free: 888.286.8716
Fax: 780.452.7718

email: [email protected]

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