Karen Landman


Karen Landman is an Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Design & Rural Development at the University of Guelph. Karen has an interdisciplinary background in horticulture, landscape architecture, rural planning and development, and cultural geography. She has had a design practice for over 20 years, and has worked as a planner at the County of Renfrew.

Her current research interests include urban agriculture, local food systems, and land stewardship. Recent projects include a multi-stakeholder research project to identify opportunities and constraints for local food consumption entitled "Rural-Urban Linkages for Local Food in the City of Guelph-County of Wellington Landscape" and a review of best practices in local food systems across Ontario. Karen recently published a chapter entitled “Rural Landscape Change and Societal Values” for the newly released book Rural Planning and Development in Canada.

Luc Zandvliet

Luc Zandvliet is the principal consultant of Triple R Alliance Inc, which supports companies that operate in frontier markets in their stakeholder engagement strategies. In this capacity, he has supported the external affairs departments of large oil and mining projects in places such as Tanzania, Pakistan, Ghana, Panama, Libya etc.

Luc also is the Director of the Corporate Engagement Project at the Boston-based CDA Collaborative Learning Projects. The Corporate Engagement Project works with companies that have operations in conflict and post conflict settings. Through visits to corporate operations, and through discussions with multiple stakeholders, the project helps to provide options that make sure local stakeholders benefit positively, rather than negatively, from the corporate presence as well as identifies possibilities for constructive engagement between companies and local communities, governments and NGOs. Based on the patterns observed across multiple contexts, the Corporate Engagement Project documents best practices and develops practical management tools.

Together with Mary Anderson, Luc authored “Getting it Right: Making Corporate-Community Relations Work” (April 2009) for corporate executives and business schools documenting best practices with regard to company – community relations in contexts of social and political instability. The book is based on the lessons learned through the Corporate Engagement Project and on Luc’s experiences visiting over 25 company sites in 16 countries including Shell in Nigeria, BP in Colombia and Total in Myanmar/Burma, Nigeria, Sudan and Mauretania.

Before heading the Corporate Engagement Project, Luc spent seven year in the humanitarian field, working with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Burundi, the DRC, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Eritrea and Uganda and with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Ethiopia.

He has an MSc in Personnel Management from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and a MA in Humanitarian Assistance from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

From The Profit of Peace (Bais & Huijser 2005):

Lynne Peterson

Manager, Provincial Planning Policy Branch (PPPB) Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lynne Peterson is manager of Planning Innovation in the Provincial Planning Policy Branch, which is responsible for developing and maintaining the legislative, policy and regulatory framework for municipal planning in Ontario, and defining provincial interests in land-use planning.

Lynne is currently working on sustainable community planning approaches and promoting municipal implementation of new tools in recent Planning Reform legislation.  Her section is at the forefront of exploring graphics and visualization approaches to communicate the use of planning tools for local investment-readiness; climate change; healthy communities; pedestrian and transit-friendly, mixed-use and higher density development.

Lynne’s section also provides substantial land-use planning policy support to other government priorities, including the Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan; Metrolinx transportation planning; Clean Water Act implementation; the Long-term Affordable Housing Strategy; Renewable Energy, and the Ontario Climate Change initiative.

Mark Paoli

Mark Paoli is the Senior Policy Planner at the County of Wellington where he has worked for nearly ten years. In this position, Mark is responsible for undertaking inventories and analysis to support the growth strategy, and preparing amendments to the County Official Plan to conform with provincial policies and plans. Prior to joining the County, Mark worked at the City of Mississauga planning department, and at multidisciplinary consulting firms.

He is also the Director of Membership Outreach for the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI). As Chair of the Membership Outreach Committee, Mark has had a great deal of involvement with student representatives and student members of OPPI.

Mark has an undergraduate degree in Geography from Ryerson, and a Masters degree in Rural Planning from the University of Guelph.

Marni Cappe

cappeMarni Cappe is the principal consultant and owner of M Cappe Consulting, specializing in local governance and urban policy.  With more than 30 years experience as a professional planner, Ms Cappe has worked for federal, provincial and local governments, as well as business and non-government organizations.  In 1988, she joined the

Planning Department at the Region of Ottawa-Carleton as Housing Policy Manager, and during the following twelve years, also served as Manager of Land Use Policy and Infrastructure, and finally, as Acting Director of Housing, responsible for housing and homelessness issues.  In 2001, Ms Cappe joined the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as Senior Policy Advisor, responsible for the Quality of Life Reporting System, the Big City Mayors Caucus, and research and policy on local government finance.

As principal of M Cappe Consulting, she has recently engaged in a variety of projects, in areas relating to: affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure, climate change, immigration strategies, and local governance.

In 2009, Ms Cappe joined the Faculty of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University as an adjunct Professor.

Ms Cappe is the President of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and a Senior Associate of the Canadian Urban Institute.  She holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Toronto.


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