The Ordre des urbanistes du Québec announced the names of the 30 laureates of the Blanche-Lemco-Van-Ginkel Prize during its 50th anniversary gala which took place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, last 23rd or October.
The Blanche-Lemco-Van-Ginkel Prize is awarded to non-urban planners of from all walks of society (citizens, elected officials, managers, promoters, professionnals, etc.) for their significant contribution to the growth of urban planning in Québec since 1963. The OUQ thus underscores that the improvement of our communities and the planning of our living environments concerns every citizen.
The OUQ also wanted to posthumously grant this title to Pauline Gauvin and Andrier Sainier for their contributions to urban planning.
IPAM is proud that two of its members, Dimitrios Roussopoulos and Ron Rayside, have also been nominated.