July 11, 2013
by Canadian Architect
The 2013 Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Awards were recently announced, in both Excellence and Merit categories.
The CIP Awards for Planning Excellence 2013 winners are as follows.
The winner in the Urban Design category was Place D’Armes by Groupe IBI – CHBA, Direction des grands parcs et verdissement, Ville de Montréal. In the City and Regional Planning category, Vision 2051 by the Regional Municipality of York took the top prize, while Bow to Bluff – Hillhurst – Sunnyside LRT Corridor Revitalization Initiative by 02 Planning + Design Inc. won in the New and Emerging Planning Initiatives category. In the Planning Publications category, A Path Forward: A Regional Planning Toolkit by EcoPlan won, and EcoPlan took another award for the Giiwedaa – Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Comprehensive Community Plan in the Aboriginal Community Planning and Development category. The City of Vancouver’s City of Vancouver: Transportation 2040 was recognized in the Sustainable Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure category, and the Cochrane Open Space Master Plan by 02 Planning + Design Inc. won in the Recreation Planning category. And in the Neighbourhood Planning category, the Channel-Port aux Basques Downtown Design Study by CBCL Limited took an Award of Excellence.
The winners of CIP Merit Awards are as follows:
In the New and Emerging Planning Initiatives category, the Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Initiative by Planning Alliance and ERA Architects won an award, and TransLink Transit-Oriented Communities Design Guidelines by TransLink, Steer Davies Gleave and NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates received recognition in the Planning Publications category. In the Recreation Planning category, the 2012-2021 Regional Parks Strategic Plan and Financial Program to Implement the Strategic Plan by Capital Regional District Parks took an Award of Merit, while two projects were distinguished in the Rural/Small Town Planning category – Town of Trinity Municipal Plan and Development Regulations by CBCL Limited, and Downtown Tomorrow: Linking Orillia’s Core to the Water by Urban Strategies Inc. In the Sustainable Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure category, the Rideau Canal Multi-use Crossing by MMM Group Limited won an award, and the Eglinton Crosstown Design Framework by Urban Strategies Inc. was recognized in the Urban Design category.
For more information and details of each winning project, please visit www.cip-icu.ca/web/la/en/pa/a4429980b1e74ab3b74086d012b848ed/template.asp.
place d'armes. photo credit isabelle giasson, groupe IBI-CHBA