Canadian Institue Of Planners

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AJ Bimm

AJ Bimm




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What are your hopes for the future of the planning profession?

The persistence of inequities like uneven access to housing, environmental burdens, and economic opportunities, require an ongoing search of ideas and interventions. I believe that the planning profession will play an ever-important role in addressing these challenges. My hope is that along the way, we continue to enable more people to be involved in shaping the reality they want to create in their communities.

What are a few of your favourite places?

Some of my favourite places are the Leslie Street Spit in Toronto, the Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton, and Montreal’s Ruelles Vertes.

Which person has most inspired your work in planning?

I have really enjoyed working with Cheryll Case who has taught me the importance of relationship building with people and various stakeholders in the planning process. I have also been inspired by Ken Greenberg who encourages us not to think in silos and to work collaboratively across disciplines and departments to solve complex problems.

Anything else we should know about you?

AJ is short for Alexander Julian. I also enjoy being outside, discovering new places, and playing all kinds of sports, no matter the season.