EcoPlan was honoured with an Award of Planning Excellence (Gold) in the Research & New Directions in Planning category from the Planning Institute of BC. Working with Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Connect Landscape Architecture and the City of Vancouver, the Coastal Adaptation Plan – Fraser River Foreshore is one component of a larger, multi-year undertaking to determine the risk, consequences, vulnerability, and adaptation opportunities for Vancouver to address future sea level rise and flooding from the the Fraser River. One of the first programs of its kind in Canada, the project incorporated a participatory, values-based approach to engage residents, businesses, Musqueam Indian Band, asset owners and operators, and other partners to better understand their values and concerns. The PIBC award jury felt that the plan “addressed the urgency for action regarding climate adaptation, with a public education focus and a great framework for other communities to use.”