Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Adam Wright RPP, MCIP

Adam Wright RPP, MCIP




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

My hope is that the planning profession will continue to make substantive contributions to reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Communities in Canada through relationship building, reciprocity, and continued learning. I also envision planners playing a key role in responding to climate change to help cities, towns, Indigenous communities, and rural spaces adapt to the unique impacts each landscape will face in the coming years.
What are a few of your favourite places?

I’m a big fan of public and green spaces in city centres, there’s so much creativity and thought put into the design of these spaces that I can’t help but be inspired in my own planning work. Some places include the new East Village Parks in Calgary and Trillium Park in Toronto (I love watching the planes land!).
Which person has most inspired your work in planning?

I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing Wayne Caldwell for the entirety of my planning career and what a blessing this has been. Wayne continues to provide guidance, support and inspiration to me in my planning work which I hope to in some small measure be able to pass onto the next generation of planners.
Anything else we should know about you? 

I live in Calgary with my partner (Danielle) and two daughters (Sofia and Margot) and aside from copious amounts of park/nature time with my kiddos, I like to spend my free time playing ultimate frisbee, squash, basketball, hiking, and anything else that gets the legs moving.