Zibi and Fotenn Recognized by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute’s Excellence in Planning Award

November 1, 2017

Together with partners, Windmill Development Group, Dream Unlimited Corporation, and Perkins + Will, Fotenn Planning and Design and the Zibi Master Plan has received the 2017 Excellence in Planning Award in the Urban/Community Design category from the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI). Zibi has also been awarded the OPPI and Heart and Stroke Foundation’s special joint Healthy Communities Award.

The Excellence in Planning Awards recognize innovation, creativity, professionalism, problem-solving, and communications in urban and community design, planning studies or reports, and public education. These are the best of the best in urban and rural planning across the Province. The Healthy Communities Award recognizes excellence in creating healthy communities. Zibi was selected for this prestigious award because of the number of ways in which the Zibi Master Plan will create and foster a community that is healthier and more sustainable.

The Master Plan for Zibi has previously been awarded an Award for Planning Excellence in the Neighbourhood Planning category from the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Grand Prize Award for Excellence in Planning from the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).

OPPI is the recognized voice of the Province’s planning profession. Our almost 4,500 members work in government, private practice, universities, and not-for-profit agencies in the fields of urban and rural development, community design, environmental planning, transportation, health, social services, heritage conservation, housing, and economic development. Members meet quality practice requirements and are accountable to OPPI and the public to practice ethically and to abide by a Professional Code of Practice. Only Full Members are authorized by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute Act, 1994, to use the title “Registered Professional Planner” (or “RPP”).

Read the full press release from OPPI here.

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