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Cities & Environment Unit wins fifth CIP Award

Cities & Environment Unit is pleased to be the recipient of the 2011 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Excellence in the category of Social Planning. The award recognizes CEU’s “Approach to Change,” which extends the principles of community-based planning through project development and implementation in a way that empowers communities to maximize the benefits of every project. The submission, entitled “Community Plan Design Build: An Approach to Change,” highlights four community-based, project-driven and locally-focused initiatives undertaken with four First Nation communities in Saskatchewan (Flying Dust First Nation, Kahkewistahaw First Nation, Kinistin Saulteaux Nation and Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation). The Award will be presented in July at the 2011 CIP/API Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland.