The Atlantic Planners Institute (API) is proud to welcome planners, municipal government representatives, health and other professionals from coast to coast to coast to Fredericton for the 2014 annual conference of API and the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).
New Brunswick is hosting the CIP national conference for the first time since 1989 and the New Brunswick planning community is guaranteeinga thought-provoking conference where you can be professionally challenged and personally enriched here in the provincial capital.
Join your colleagues from July 9-12 at the new Fredericton Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Fredericton for some genuine Maritime hospitality and cutting edge thinking in Canadian planning.
Read a Welcome Letter from the Mayor of Fredericton!
The Conference Theme - is a call for action for planners to place more emphasis on the physical, social, environmental, health and economic elements of communities that enhance quality of life. The conference will provide planners, other professionals, and municipal representatives with practical tools so we can get to work creating vibrant and healthy communities. The theme will explore how the work of planners has the potential to positively impact health by influencing how people live, work, eat and play.
This will be an action-packed 3 ½ days, and includes:
3 keynote speakers
including Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod (Body Break), Dr. Karen Lee (Senior Advisor on Built Environment & Healthy Housing, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Gordon Price, FCIP (Director of City Program – Simon Fraser University)
16 mobile workshops
including 7 walking tours and data collection sessions, 7 bus tours (including local sites, as well as to Saint John, McAdam, and St. Andrews-by-the-Sea), and 2 cycling tours (one leisurely, and one challenging). In any event, we’ll keep you active!
13 intensive workshops
(full or half day) that cover a range of topics including community engagement, planning recreational trails, sustainability planning, healthy rural communities and many others.
34 concurrent sessions
with presentations from across Canada, including the recovery of High River Alberta following the devastating floods in 2013, planning for health services, measuring the built environment for healthy living, urban design, urban wellness, and storm water management, among many others.
Outstanding social events
including the opening reception at Government House celebrating New Brunswick food, drink and artisans; and the backyard Shindig –
an east coast culinary experience and musical evening.
People Matter! Fredericton 2014 will attract planners from every corner of Atlantic Canada, New England, and across Canada. Given the theme of healthy communities, health professionals, municipal representatives, and other professionals are also invited to join planners in this important discussion. Excellent working relationships have been established with organizations representing public health officials, health inspectors, the medical community and municipal administrators as well as universities, non-profit organizations and senior levels of government. The conference will provide an important opportunity for professionals from these diverse fields to come together to network and explore ways to further integrate the relationship between planning, our communities, and health.
For more Information and How to Register…
You can register for a single day, or the whole event!