Zibi has been called “an excellent example for the planning profession of neighbourhood planning” by the Canadian Institute of Planners and “a vibrant, world-class sustainable community where the public will be able to live, play, and work alongside a vibrant waterfront” by the American Planning Association.
Their words, not ours—although we’re inclined to agree with them.
What does an award-winning community mean for you?
It means waking up to stunning views, regardless of where you live within the community. It means less commuting and more active transit options like safe and dedicated bike lanes. It means being surrounded by green spaces and having access to the waterfront, infusing your daily routine with easy exposure to nature. It means engaging public spaces and ground floor retail options to promote organic social interactions.
In short, it means we’ve adopted some of best international urban planning practices available to make living a healthy and sustainable life easy and accessible.
The awards are piling up
· Zibi has been awarded the Reach Out award by the Canadian Urban Institute for our communications and marketing strategies as well as our public engagement.
· We were also a recipient of the Canadian Institute of Planners Annual Award for Planning Excellence in their Neighbourhood Planning category.
· We were awarded the illustrious Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Achievement Award by the American Planning Association at their National Planning Achievement Awards in 2015.
· And more recently, Zibi was one of only two recipients of the 2016 Awards for Excellence bestowed by the International Society of City and Regional Planners.
|Canadian Urban Institute||The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) delivers non-partisan, consumable information in support of decision-making that sustains economically, socially and environmentally resilient communities.|
|Canadian Institute of Planners||The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) works on behalf of over 6,300 planning professionals nationally, and has served as the voice of Canada’s planning community since 1919.|
|American Planning Association||The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing its members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.|
|International Society of City and Regional Planners||The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network.|
A community in great company
Zibi finds itself in the company of other great international communities, find out what makes them great.
|BedZED, UK||BedZED is the UK’s first large-scale, mixed use sustainable community with 100 homes, office space, a college and community facilities. This pioneering eco-village in south London suburbia remains an inspiration for sustainable neighbourhoods and our One Planet Living Communities across the world.|
|Grow Community, US||Grow Community offers a simpler, more intentional lifestyle where you can be mindful of your impact on the environment while focusing on what matters to you most. With inviting gardens, parks and green spaces, Grow Community makes connections happen: neighbor to neighbor, you to the planet.|
|Ananas New Community, Philippines||Ananas represents a bold approach to urban development that celebrates the agricultural, social, and ecological heritage of the Philippines. This new vision cultivates an ecosystem that actively supports a more sustainable regional food network.|