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Speakers

 

Transformations 2014 would like to thank and present the following speakers:

 


Paul Bedford RPP, FCIP - bedford

Paul Bedford is a Member and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners with over 40 years of experience in urban planning. As Toronto’s Chief City Planner for eight years, he championed numerous innovative planning strategies including the “Kings”, a new City wide Official Plan and a principles plan for the Central Waterfront called “Making Waves”.

Since his retirement in 2004, he has been appointed Adjunct Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. He also serves on the National Capital Commission’s Planning Advisory Committee, the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Property Committee and is a Senior Associate of the Canadian Urban Institute. He served two terms on the Metrolinx Board of Directors and in September 2013, was appointed by Premier Kathleen Wynne as Vice Chair of the Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel to advise the government on funding strategies for building, operating and maintaining the regional transit network recommended in the Metrolinx Big Move Transit Plan.

 


 

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Christopher De Sousa is an Associate Professor and Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining Ryerson in 2011, he was the Chair of Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as a member of the Geography and Urban Studies faculty.

He received his BA in Environment and Resource Management in 1994, his M. Sc. in Planning in 1996, and his Ph. D. in Geography in 2000 all from the University of Toronto. He is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Professor De Sousa's research activities focus on various aspects of brownfield redevelopment, urban environmental management, parks planning, and sustainability reporting in Canada and the United States. He is currently involved in a collaborative research project examining best management practices in sustainable brownfields redevelopment funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency. His work has appeared in prominent journals in planning, geography, and urban studies such as Economic Development Quarterly, Landscape and Urban Planning, Environment and Planning B, the Professional Geographer, the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, and Urban Studies.

Professor De Sousa has been actively involved with government agencies and nonprofit groups in Wisconsin and Ontario addressing urban issues such as brownfield policy, sustainability, foreclosure prevention, comprehensive planning, and green building. He is also the former Co-Director of UW-Milwaukee's Brownfields Research Consortium and current Co-Director of the Menomonee Valley Benchmarking Initiative.

 


Antonio Gomez-Palacio - gomezpalacio

Antonio is a founding partner of DIALOG and formerly of Office for Urbanism. Antonio’s professional experience has focused on the intersection of architecture, planning, and urban design. Antonio has worked on a wide range of urban projects and master plans focused on urban intensification, mixed-use, community economic development, sustainable development and heritage matters.

Antonio is a respected and award winning urban designer. He has acted as the Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects, as well as a juror, guest critic, and lecturer for national and international institutions, including the Ontario Association of Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, York University, the University of Guelph, the Universidad Iberoamericana, the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, and others.

 

 


 

David Gordon RPP MCIP AICP - gordon dave

David Gordon is Professor and Director of the Queen’s School of Urban and Regional Planning. Prior to joining the Queen’s faculty in 1994, he was a principal in a prominent Toronto urban design and architecture firm and a project manager for a waterfront development agency. He twice shared the Canadian Institute of Planners' National Award of Distinction for his practice.

David received degrees in urban planning and civil engineering from Queen's and the MBA and  Doctorate in Design from Harvard University. He teaches planning history, community design and urban development at Queen's. David  has also taught at the University of Toronto, Ryerson, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar.

David has written widely on urban planning including the books Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities (2006) and the sixth edition of  Planning Canadian Communities (2013) co-authored with his former teacher, Gerald Hodge. His latest research includes a book on the history of Canada's capital city and exploration of Canadian suburbs, with articles in Town Planning Review, Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, Journal of the American Planning Association and Plan Canada.

Dave was a CAPS delegate in 1977, participating in a nation-wide movement to increase Canadian content in the curriculum of our planning programs.


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 Michael Gordon M.Sc. MCIP RPP -

Michael Gordon is Senior Central Area Planner for the City of Vancouver primarily focused on planning in the downtown peninsula and the False Creek basin. He has been an Adjunct Professor teaching Housing Policy at the University of British Columbia for 12 years.  

Michael is President of the Canadian Institute of Planners and sits on CIP’s National Council. Recently, he was Vice- President of the Planning  Institute of British Columbia.  

He has been invited to speak and advise on urban issues in Berlin, New York, Seattle, Philadelphia, Portland, Memphis, Fort Worth, Toronto,  Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax, Winnipeg,  Los Angeles, Indianapolis and other cities.

Currently, he is shooting a documentary on the history of live music venues in Vancouver with Mark Pickersgill and Erik Blair. He has also worked on four other documentaries on  such topics as youth in the city, sustainability and local culture in Vancouver.

He has received a number of awards for achievements in planning and his volunteer contributions to city planning and community-based planning.

 


 

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 Ken Greenberg - 

 "We are living through one of the most remarkable transformations in urban history as 21st century cities worldwide are  redefining  themselves. At the core of this transformation  is an increased focus on the concept of place and the quality of  the public realm. New more  dynamic models for city building are emerging that that stress mix, overlap, shared  space and  flexibility and integrating ‘concepts’ at the  intersection of economy, community, and environment identified by Jane  Jacobs and others."

Ken Greenberg is an architect, urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto  and Principal of Greenberg Consultants. He is  the recipient of  the 2010  American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for  public design excellence and the author of Walking Home: the Life and Lessons of  a City Builder published by Random House.

 

 


Gary Gregoris MCIP, RPP -Gary Gregoris picture - August 2012

Gary graduated with a Planning Degree from the University of Ryerson in 1984.   Upon graduation he worked in the municipal sector for a couple of years.  Leaving the municipal sector, He spent the next 13 years working as a planning consultant mostly with the consulting firm of Walker, Nott, Dragicevic.  At the time of his departure in 2000, Gary was a partner with the firm.  His consulting practice ranged across the Province and included both public and private sector clients.  

Gary has spent the last 10 years with Mattamy Homes and is currently a Senior Vice President.  His primary responsibilities include bringing new communities to market. 

Gary sits on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors with the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD).  He has also participated on many Committees in the development of public policy including the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan Stakeholders Advisory Committee. 

Gary has also been a guest lecturer at planning schools at both the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo.

 


Kathy Haley - shyvonne

Kathy M. Haley joined Metrolinx as the inaugural President of the Union Pearson Express in July 2011. With a proven track record in customer service and operational excellence, Kathy is charged with delivering the highly anticipated express rail service to link downtown Toronto with Canada’s largest and busiest international airport, Toronto Pearson. Under Kathy’s leadership, and with her customer-focused drive, the project will be delivered on time for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

Kathy’s pedigree in Customer Experience Transformation includes leading enterprise-wide initiatives at Royal Bank of Canada, Canada Post and internationally for Allianz Group AG, headquartered in Munich.  At Imperial Oil Ltd. she changed the face of petroleum retailing through the development and launch of Esso Tiger Express and On the Run retail operations. 

Kathy’s deep understanding of the customer has provided her with the vision and insight to anticipate market needs and deliver new and innovative services that elevate the entire customer experience.

She is a board member for Women of Influence and is on the advisory group for the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Business Administration from Dalhousie University and a graduate of the ICD Rotman Directors Education Program .

 

 


 

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Jessica Hawes BES, MArch - 

Jessica Hawes, a Senior Associate, Planner, Urban Designer and Architect with Brook McIlroy, has over 12 years experience in the sustainable planning and design of buildings and cities. She has received both a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and a Master in Architecture from the University of Waterloo.

At Brook McIlroy, Jessica has been responsible for the project management and design of numerous downtown revitalization and urban design projects, including sustainable community master plans, development studies, urban design guidelines, secondary plans and strategic growth studies. Recently her responsibilities have focused on the Downsview Park Master Plan, Downsview Park Sustainable Community Development Guidelines, Transportation Corridor Design Guidelines for the Region of Waterloo, the Dundas 427 Framework Study, and Residential Intensification and New Community Guidelines for the City of Kingston.

Prior to working at Brook McIlroy, Jessica worked in Canada, the United Kingdom, Southern Africa and the USA on such projects as the design/construction of theatres, condominiums, shopping malls, and office/commercial spaces, as well as the development and implementation of long-term strategic plans, growth strategies, and urban design guidelines.

 


 

hesspaulPaul Hess - 

Paul M. Hess is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair and Director of the Program in Planning in the department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. His teaching and research focus is on pedestrian environments and design, planning for activity transportation modes, and streets as public space. Dr. Hess has done research on how built environments influence pedestrian activity for more than 15 years with his early work pioneering measures of pedestrian network connectivity and route-directness now in common use. His current work is focused on: local mobility as a social justice issue, especially for households with limited auto-access; the adaption of new immigrants to automobile dependent suburbs; relationships between built environments, children’s active transportation, and health; and institutional and policy relationships to changes in suburban development patterns. His work is published in journals such as Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Urban Design, Transportation Research Record, The Annals of the Association of American Geographers,and Health and Place.

 


donnahinde Donna Hinde, BES MLA, OALA - 

Donna is a partner at The Planning Partnership, a firm of planners, landscape architects, urban designers, architects and consultation specialists based in Toronto. Their work on urban design strategies, waterfront plans, community designs and public realm plans is regularly recognized with awards from professional associations across the continent. Donna has been assisting York University Development Corporation with planning, urban design and public realm design on the Keele Campus for the past several years. She managed a team who collaborated with the City of Toronto through the update of the University’s Secondary Plan, provided assistance regarding the review and analysis of several development scenarios, led the Master Plan for the Academic Core and is currently leading the consultation with the campus community on the future of the lands outside of the Academic core.

 


Christopher Hume -hume

Christopher Hume is the architecture critic and urban issues columnist of the Toronto Star. In 2009, he won a National Newspaper Award, Canada’s highest award in print journalism, for his columns. Since the 1980s, when he began working for the Star, he has received five NNA nominations. In 2009, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada gave Hume its President’s Award for Architectural Journalism. He has also received a certificate of appreciation from the Ontario Association of Architects. His book, William James' Toronto Views, won a Toronto Heritage Award in 2000 and in 2004 he received a Landscape Ontario communications award. NOW magazine named Hume Toronto's best newspaper columnist in 2005 and Eye magazine did the same in 2006. In 2009, Hume hosted and wrote a one-hour special about Canadian cities for CBC TV’s flagship series, The Nature of Things. He appears frequently on radio and television as a commentator on city issues. Hume was educated at the University of Toronto and Glendon College and lives in Toronto.


keastMackenzie Keast -

Mackenzie Keast is an urban designer and the co-founder of Distl, a Toronto-based creative intelligence studio delivering solutions to improve neighbourhoods and their local economies Mackenzie graduated from the University of Waterloo, where he founded the Waterloo Students Planning Advisory (WSPA) to allow planning students to learn about the professional planning industry and help them shape planning decisions in their community.

Mackenzie's range of experience includes urban morphology, neighbourhood and streetscape improvements, developing revitalization strategies, facilitating charrettes and community engagement workshops, planning strategic urban interventions, and assisting with urban design policy. Mackenzie is also active with the Congress for New Urbanism's (CNU) Ontario Chapter and sits on the CNU NextGen Steering Committee.

 


 

keesmaJennifer Keesmaat MCIP, RPP -

 "It could not be a more seminal moment to discuss transformations in city planning.  The challenges we face - climate change,  growing inequity, and for Toronto, astronomical growth - demand our heightened consideration and creativity.  CAPS is the  place for students to collaborate and strategize for a better future."

As the recently engaged Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, Jennifer is committed to creating places where people flourish.  Over the past decade Jennifer has been repeatedly recognized by the Canadian  Institute of Planners, OPPI, the Design Exchange, + EDRA for her innovative work in Canadian municipalities.

Her planning practice is characterized by an emphasis on collaborations across sectors, and broad engagement with municipal staff, councils, developers, business leaders, NGO's and residents  associations.  Her priorities include developing a divisional strategic plan, leading an Official  Plan review process, refining public consultation to provide more access to city building conversations, transit  planning, midrise development on  the City of Toronto's many avenues, and overseeing development review for over 4000 applications annually.

Jennifer is the founder of Project Walk, which premiered its first short film in 2011, as an official selection at the TIFF.  In 2012 Jennifer debuted her first TED talk, Walk to School and in 2013 she delivered her  second, Own Your City.  Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (combined honours English and Philosophy) and has a Master in Environmental Studies (Politics and Planning) from York  University.

 


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Dr. Mitchell Kosny MRCP, PhD - 

Dr. Mitchell Kosny is an Associate Director and Professor of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University. Throughout the 1990’s, he has been active in many CIDA-sponsored efforts teaching strategic planning to senior level planners, community leaders, and politicians, and leading local government capacity building projects in Asia, Africa, and Europe. He is also involved with municipal issues and the political scene in Toronto, and has been President-Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto; Member-Mayor’s Harbourfront Review Committee; Chair-City of Toronto Planning Advisory Committee; and recently served as Chair of the Toronto Community housing Corporation. He is currently a member of the Union Station Revitalization Public Advisory Group – Toronto.

 


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Michael Kraljevic, President and CEO, Toronto Port Lands Company - 

Michael Kraljevic is a real estate and land development professional who has worked with both private and public sector real estate development companies for over 25 years.  He has held key positions managing large scale land redevelopment projects with the Federal Civil Service at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Canada Lands Company Limited (CLC) and Parc Downsview Park (PDP).  Mr. Kraljevic also previously worked at Tridel Developments, the GTA's largest builder of residential condominium communities.  Prior to being appointed as President & C.E.O. of the Toronto Port Lands Company (TPLC) in August 2009, Mr. Kraljevic was Vice-President of Real Estate with City of Toronto Economic Development Corporation since August 2005, overseeing the development, acquisition, leasing, joint venture partnerships and property management of all land and buildings owned by the Corporation.  Michael is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP), a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, Professional Land Economist (PLE), member of the Ontario Society for Environmental Management (OSEM), appointed to the Board of Directors of BILD in 2010, appointed member of the Design Review Panel for Parc Downsview Park, 2011, Alumni Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Advanced Management Program in Real Estate 2013.

 


 

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Hazel McCallion - 

Hazel McCallion was elected Mayor of Mississauga in 1978 and is currently serving her 12th term. She has been recognized numerous times for her contributions to public service and was inducted as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2005, honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississauga Board of Trade in April 2010 and in June 2010, was conferred with the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Toronto. In addition, the Hazel McCallion Senior Public School, the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and the Hazel McCallion Campus of Sheridan College have been named in her honour.

 

 


John MoeserJohn L. Moser MCIP, RPP - 

John is the General Manager of the Planning and Growth Management Department of the City of Ottawa. This Department was created in March 2009 to provide an integrated approach to city building. The Department is comprised of the Development Review, Building Code Services, Transportation Planning, and Policy Development and Urban Design branches. John has over 30 years of public service at the municipal level. He served as the Director of Planning with the former City of Ottawa and has taken on an expanded management role in the new City of Ottawa. He has also served with the City of Kamloops, British Columbia as the Director of Development Services.

John believes in teamwork, creative problem solving, setting goals, quality service and being responsive to clients needs. John is a native of Regina, Saskatchewan. He graduated from the University of Regina with a Master of Arts degree and has been a professional planner since 1972.

 


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Sean Nix, M.ENG, MCIP, RPP - 

Sean Nix is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering Technology, School of Building and Construction Sciences at Mohawk College, teaching primarily in the Transportation Engineering Technology advanced diploma program.   Sean has over six years of professional experience in the transportation sector; his most recent experience coming from the municipal sector where his prime responsibilities include access management, as well as the review and approval of land development applications with the interest of public safety on municipal roads in mind. He is well versed in authoring complex legal conditions for site plan agreements, draft plan of subdivision agreements, access agreements and Committee of Adjustment applications, as well as providing detailed scrutiny of traffic impact studies/transportation impact assessments and engineering design submissions associated with development applications, environmental assessments and capital works.  Prior consulting experience includes the preparation of traffic impact studies, road safety audits and reviews, traffic capacity and level-of-service analysis, travel time data collection, route planning and financial feasibility analysis for electronic toll and traffic management schemes for clients in the Greater Toronto Area, Southern Ontario, Northeast Corridor and West Coast of the United States, and select districts in the United Kingdom.  Sean holds both a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (B.U.R.Pl.) and a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Civil Engineering from Ryerson University, is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI).


beth sandersBeth Sanders MCIP RPP - 

"The city is our nest, a habitat we build for ourselves that is as good as we choose to create. The city shapes who we are and who we become. It's time to organize ourselves to get the cities we need, rather than take what we get. We are at a threshold: we can leave survival to chance or we can jump into the driver's seat of our own evolution. That's the ultimate transformation, and the energy of young drivers at CAPS is the fuel of our future."

Beth is president of POPULUS Community Planning Inc., where she works across Canada with civic governments, business and community organizations who strive to create the conditions for cities to serve citizens well. Beth serves as treasurer of the Canadian Institute of Planners, past president of the Alberta Professional Planners Institute, and is co-founder of the Center for Human Emergence Canada. She served as co-designer, host and harvester of the global Integral City 2.0 Online Conference in 2012. Beth is blogging bits of her book, Nest City: The Human Drive to Thrive in Cities, at http://populus.ca/plan/blog/ . 

 


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Leona Savoie - 

Leona Savoie has over 15 years of development experience working for very progressive companies such as Tridel, Daniels and Rockport.  While the bulk of experience rests in large urban mixed use projects in the downtown core or along transit corridors with established Secondary Plans governing the planning regime, Leona also has select experience in municipalities outside of Toronto such as Mississauga, Newmarket, Aurora and Pickering. 

Currently Leona works at Hullmark Developments, a company with a long pedigree of development in Toronto, Mississauga and Markham.  Hullmark has recently undergone a significant transition in investment strategy shifting its focus from predominantly residential condominium developments to commercial properties in the downtown periphery.  She is primarily responsible for residential investments, municipal approvals and design development and shares responsibility for acquisitions and implementation.

Leona has always taken a keen interest and involvement through the Building Industry Land Development Association with emerging policies coming out of City Hall.  She has performed the role as Toronto Chapter Co-Chair for nearly 4 years and sits on the Board of Directors.  Leona graduated in 1998 from Ryerson’s School of Urban and Regional Planning. 


 

staglPaul Stagl MCIP RPP - 

Mr. Stagl is the President of Opus Management Inc., providing land use planning and development consulting services to both public and private sector clients.

Mr. Stagl has been a practicing planner for 40 years and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) in the province of Ontario. He has been a full CIP Member since 1976. He has been an active member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, including various CIP and OPPI Director's roles, as well as the Chairman of the OPPI Discipline Committee, and currently as the President of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. Mr. Stagl graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Urban Planning) from Ryerson Polytechncial Institute (Toronto).

He has practiced as a public municipal planner and has been in private practice since 1979 – an Associate at MMM – a Partner at IBI Group – and as a sole practitioner since 1990, with experience across the province, across the country and in the USA. Mr. Stagl has been qualified on numerous occasions to give expert professional planning evidence before the Ontario Municipal Board as well as other appeal tribunals and the Courts. He has also been a speaker and guest lecturer to various organizations and agencies.

 


stolarick Kevin Stolarick, PhD -

Dubbed the "Official Statistician of the Creative Class", Kevin Stolarick, PhD, combines a depth of knowledge with an appreciation of the importance of finding and sharing the knowledge or "pearls of wisdom" gained from his comprehensive understanding of the Creative Class and the Creative Economy. He is the Research Director at The Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and the Inaugural Walton Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Sustainability at the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University. He has held faculty  positions at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon  University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and for over a decade worked with technology in the insurance industry as a manager of strategic  projects. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and an MBA from the Tepper School of Management, Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in  Honors in Applied Computer Science from Illinois State University. He has taught numerous courses in Statistical Analysis, Information Systems  and Regional Economic Development. His research interests include the relationship between firm performance and information technology and  the impacts of technology, tolerance, talent, and quality of place on regional growth and prosperity. Kevin provided quantitative research and analytical support for several of Richard Florida's books including The Rise of the Creative Class and Rise Revisited (the 10th Anniversary Edition). He continues in collaboration with Richard and others researchers. This research includes primary development of measures, indicators, and benchmarking approaches with significant impact on the growth and development of the Creative Class and Creative Economy theory. Kevin is one of the few statistical analysts who has the complete works of Edward Tufte and Donald Norman on his shelves.

 


 

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 Laura Taylor, MCIP, RPP - 

Laura Taylor is an Associate Professor of urban ecologies and environmental planning. She is coordinator of the graduate planning program in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University where students develop their own plan of study in a very wide range of topic areas with a common goal of pursuing environmental and social justice. Her research interest is exurbia, studying the processes and discourses of landscape settlement and landscape conservation at the urban-rural fringe. She earned her PhD in geography from the University of Toronto and is also a registered professional planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and a member of Lambda Alpha International, the American Planning Association, and the Canadian and American Associations of Geographers. She maintains an active consulting practice in Toronto.

Laura co-edited a special issue of the international journal Planning Practice & Research reviewing successes and challenges in contemporary greenbelt planning. She most recently published a co-edited book collection entitled Landscape and the ideology of nature in exurbia: Green sprawl and is working on another volume, A political ecology of sprawl: Understanding rural to exurban landscape transitions.

 


Paula Tenuta MCIP, RPP - tenuta take 2

Paula Tenuta is currently the Vice President of Policy and Government Relations at the Building Industry and Land Development Association.

With approximately 1,400 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario is the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.

Prior to her experience at BILD, Paula served as Policy Analyst with the Urban Development Institute, and then as the Municipal Government Advisor and Director of Municipal Government Relations with the former Greater Toronto Home Builders’ Association. Prior to her association industry experience, Paula’s exposure to the world of government relations came with her strategic communications, public affairs and government policy research work as Junior Consultant with the C.G Group.

A graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, Paula is a registered professional planner, with full membership with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.

 


 

chriswongChris Wong -

Chris’ work on a variety of transformative initiatives is helping to establish York University as a GTA “city builder”. He managed the processes of updating the City’s secondary plan, and York’s own master plan for the Keele Street campus, and has been involved in the subway extension project that will create two new stations on the campus. Chris is currently involved in projects to bring a new athletics stadium for the 2015 Pan and ParaPan American Games, and an 800-bed student residence/mixed use development to the York University campus. Chris holds a degree in Urban Studies from Carleton University, and has over 25 years of experience in municipal planning and private sector land development.

 

 


 

 

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