Welcome to the Alberta Professional Planners Institute

We are the face of the planning profession within Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. We serve the public interest by providing regulation, advocacy, promotion and services for our members.

Planning is a key agent in shaping our communities and leading how we adapt to and manage the physical, economic and social forces that affect our communities.

The  Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) is a professional regulated organization of private and public sector planners practicing in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

APPI is governed as a public accountable organization with an obligation to serve the public's interest under the Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act.

What's New!

APPI President and Planning in Alberta Task Force Co-Chair Meet with Alberta Municipal Affairs

In June 2016, APPI adopted a new mission statement “We are the face of the planning profession within Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. We serve the public interest by providing regulation, advocacy, promotion and services for our members”.  The new mission was accompanied by a new strategic plan and map that included a list of key strategic initiatives to navigate council’s decisions and action over the next three years.  For a copy of the APPI Strategy Map click here.

To assist in achieving these strategic objectives, APPI has created a Planning in Alberta Task Force co-chaired by Gary Willson RPP and Doug Leighton RPP.  For more information on the purpose of the Task Force and this advocacy initiative to promote sustainable planning click here.

APPI’s President, the Co-Chair of the Planning in Alberta Task Force and APPI’s Executive Director met with officials from Alberta Municipal Affairs on November 18, 2016. APPI will work to provide feedback on the Modernized Municipal Government Act and its corresponding regulations, as well as exploring opportunities to develop valuable educational offerings on interesting topics such as federal and provincial legislation considerations on municipal planning, planning through a risk management lens and risk communication and community buy-in.

Click here for the complete Council News issued December 2, 2016