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.
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
Manitoba Planning Conference - Why Plan? Call for Presentations
Do you have a presentation idea that addresses the question : Can we understand diverse views, share ideas and seek common ground as we engage in our day-to-day practice? Deadline to submit your proposal is January 13, 2017. Click here for complete information.
The conference is May 10-12, 2017 at the Delta Hotels Winnipeg, Manitoba.
APPI Municipal Government Act (MGA) Update
Municipal Government Act (MGA) Update - On May 31, 2016 the Government of Alberta (GOA) tabled Bill 21: Modernized Municipal Government Act in the Legislature. That legislation was the result of over three years of consultations with municipalities and stakeholders. Those regulations will be publicly posted on the GOA MGA Review website (http://mgareview.alberta.ca/) in draft form early in 2017, grouped together by theme (governance, planning and development, and assessment and taxation). Stakeholders will have only 60 days to provide comment and feedback on all of the draft regulations.
Click here for the News Bulletin.