On behalf of the New Brunswick Association of Planners, Dillon is pleased to have been awarded a 2016 Planning Excellence Award by the Atlantic Planners Institute in the Special Research Study category for “Building the Business Case for Modernized Planning Legislation and Provincial Planning Framework”.
The study focused on relating to the New Brunswick government’s mandate of fiscal responsibility, healthy families and smart government. The study involved three components:
Establish a baseline understanding of planning legislation and the application of policies across Canada including a cross-country jurisdictional review
Conduct a consultation program to enable stakeholders (planners and planning directors) to provide input to the discussion through a workshop and online survey
Develop the business case supplemented with planning provincial statements of interest and draft policy for climate change, floodplain development/flood risk reduction, health and the build environment, coastal development and climate change and infrastructure investment and transportation planning.
Photograph includes Gay Drescher and Stephen Stone.