World Town Planning Day

The Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute (SPPI), along with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), supports World Town Planning Day as an opportunity to promote better understanding and awareness of Canadian Planners and planning to local communities and all levels of government.

WORLD TOWN PLANNING DAY 2015 ~ HOUSING REGENERATION: STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES

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The international organization for World Town Planning Day was founded in 1949 to advance public and professional interest in planning. CIP and SPPI support World Town Planning Day as an opportunity to promote better understanding and awareness of Canadian planners and planning to local communities and all levels of government. Find out more at www.planningtheworld.net.

To celebrate this international event, SPPI is encouraging communities across Saskatchewan to get involved! Are you planning a World Town Planning Day Event? Let us know! Email info@sppi.ca.

ONLINE CONFERENCE

On November 4, 5 & 6 professional planning organizations around the world will mark World Town Planning Day 2015 with an international online conference on: Housing Regeneration – Strengthening Communities. The focus of the 2015 WTPD online conference will be to showcase and celebrate projects, tools and programs that have achieved measurable improvements towards housing regeneration, can be replicated around the world to address similar issues in other communities, and that are inclusive and engage with all sectors of the community. Check out www.planningtheworld.net for information on the program and registration.

About World Town Planning Day

The international organization for World Town Planning Day was founded in 1949 to advance public and professional interest in planning. CIP and SPPI support World Town Planning Day as an opportunity to promote better understanding and awareness of Canadian planners and planning to local communities and all levels of government.

To celebrate this annual international event, SPPI is encouraging communities across Saskatchewan to get involved! What is your city, town or region doing to celebrate WTPD? Send us the details of your event and we’ll post it online at www.sppi.ca.

TAKE PART IN THESE WTPD EVENTS!

Saskatoon WTPD Event

To celebrate World Town Planning Day (WTPD) in Saskatoon, SPPI and the City of Saskatoon, are pleased to be sponsoring a reception with Shannon Dyck (Radiance Cohousing) and Louise Clarke (Wolf Willow Cohousing) at Le Relais.

Cohousing: An Emerging Housing Model for Canada

Shannon Dyck from Radiance Cohousing (www.radiancecohousing.ca) and Louise Clarke from Wolf Willow Cohousing (www.wolfwillowcohousing.ca) will highlight how the cohousing model is being applied to two different projects in Saskatoon. Shannon will explain Radiance Cohousing’s design elements, with a particular focus on the sustainability aspects of the project, while Louise will describe the lived experience of being a Wolf Willow resident. A brief overview of cohousing’s history–from its beginnings in Denmark to its growth throughout North America and Canada–will also be provided. See below for further details:

WTPD Cohousing Poster

EVENT DETAILS
Thursday, November 5, 2015 – 5PM-7PM
Venue: Le Relais – 103-308 4th Ave N
Doors Open at 5:00PM – Presentation begins at 5:30PM
Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be provided

Feel free to extend the invite to other friends and colleagues including non-planners. Please RSVP for this event to info@sppi.ca by Monday, November 2nd at 12 noon.

Regina WTPD Event

To celebrate World Town Planning Day (WTPD) in Regina, SPPI and RAD (Regina Advocates for Design), are pleased to present a reception with Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks North Portage Partnership (Winnipeg), on the topic of Designing for a Winter City at the MacKenzie Art Gallery Theatre.

Designing for a Winter City

Over the past 10 years Paul Jordan has become instrumental in leading a new appreciation for winter in Winnipeg. Under his leadership, Winnipeg has broken the world record for the longest Ice Skating Trail on frozen rivers and championed 6 years of the International Warming Huts Architectural competition that has produced over 750 submissions from every corner of the planet. Winter is no longer a barrier to community building for Paul, it has become the central component. Based on his experience at The Forks and highlighting initiatives that he has been a part of, Paul will speak about “Designing for a Winter City” to build excitement for Regina as a four-season City.

Designing for a Winter City

EVENT DETAILS
Thursday, November 5, 2015 – 7PM
Venue: MacKenzie Art Gallery Theatre – 3475 Albert St
Doors Open at 7:00PM – Presentation begins at 7:30PM

Feel free to extend the invite to other friends and colleagues including non-planners.

UofS Regional & Urban Planning

The University of Saskatchewan Regional & Urban Planning students will be taking part in the 3-day WTPD online conference. Students can visit www.facebook.com/usaskpsa or www.instagram.com/rup.psa.usask to get conference access details.
Contact rup.psa.usask@gmail.com with any questions.