The CAP Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement in the Commonwealth seek to champion the very best examples of planning practice in the Commonwealth.

The Awards aim to:

  • Disseminate outstanding planning practice in the Commonwealth, particularly where applicable across different Commonwealth countries.

  • Demonstrate the valuable role that planners and planning have in the Commonwealth in helping to create resilient and sustainable communities and adequate shelter for all.

  • Promote the ways in which the science and art of planning can benefit the public and improve the well-being of society in the Commonwealth.

CAP Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement in the Commonwealth: Shortlist Announced! Click here for further details

2018 Award Winners 

The inaugural CAP awards were announced on 16/10 in Capetown during the SAPI Planning Africa Conference and CAP biennial Business Meeting.  The judging panel consisted of Professor Barbara Norman ( Australia), Emeritus Professor Cliff Hague OBE ( CAP Past President ) and Trudi Elliott CBE ( CAP Patron) 

With nominations received from across the Commonwealth, the independent panels of judges reviewed the entries in detail and awarded 4 commendations and 1 overall award for excellence.  Congratulations to all nominees and winners.  

CAP is also pleased to announce that the awards program has been confirmed as an annual event from 2019 


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Connecting Planning and Planners across the Commonwealth

CAP gratefully acknowledges the support of our members and the Commonwealth Foundation.

Commonwealth Association of Planners (known as CAP) is a Scottish Charity, SC034482, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)