PLAN North West

Your source for planning news, trends, and inspiration. 

PLAN North West is the official publication of the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI), Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI) and Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute (SPPI). PLAN North West offers opportunities for publication of original works that are both community-based and research oriented, and relevant to Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and Northwest Territories.

PLAN North West highlights each province and territory in order to explore our diversity in the field of planning. Each issue includes a variety of authors and pieces, including case studies, trends analysis, personal profiles, and research. Our goal is to present our shared issues as planners and our collective responses.

The Editorial Board includes Laurie Kimber RPP, MCIP (Editor in Chief),  Miles Dibble RPP, MCIP, Kyle Whitfield RPP, Brittany Shewchuk RPP, MCIP, Lenore Swystun RPP, MCIP and Samatha Mark, RPP, MCIP.

PLAN North West is delivered electronically to all APPI members via email. Members may request that they continue to receive the publication in hard copy by emailing [email protected].

Call for Submissions 

We are always open for submissions for future issues of PLAN North West. We are looking for original works that are community-based and research oriented, and relevant to Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. All planners, whether you are a regulated member or not, are encouraged to submit their ideas and articles. 

Potential subject areas :

  • sustainability initiatives
  • member accomplishments
  • member research
  • community development projects
  • urban design
  • student experiences
  • innovative ideas
  • planning successes

Types of submissions include case studies, analysis of events and/or trends, profiles of notable planners, projects, or programs, overviews of best practices and guidelines, book reviews or excerpts, and opinion pieces.

Write for PLAN North West and Earn CPL Units 

Regulated members of the Institute may log the time committed to preparing articles as structured learning for the purposes of their mandatory Continuous Professional Learning (CPL). Your published article in PLAN North West contributes to the planning community and provides an opportunity for professional advancement and personal satisfaction.

For more information, please contact the PLAN North West Editorial Board at [email protected] or call 780-435-8716.

Advertising Opportunity 

PLAN North West provides businesses serving planners and the planning profession the opportunity to advertise. What are the benefits? 

  • Direct access to industry professionals working in a variety of settings.
  • A circulation of 1,500+ including universities and other.
  • Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIA’s).
  • Reasonable rates and volume discounts for 3-issue commitments.

If you are interested in advertising in PLAN North West please contact us at [email protected] or 780 435 8716.