Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Doug Daniels RPP, MCIP

Doug Daniels RPP, MCIP




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

The planning profession has always been well-positioned to pivot to the changing demands and challenges of today’s world.  The world needs the planning profession to grow and mature, as a strong and unified leader – not only locally but on the national and international stage.  By having a strong planning profession, we can help facilitate the continuous improvement of communities and the quality of life for the people living in them. 
What are a few of your favourite places?
I appreciate all for their uniqueness few places that stand-out are Calgary, Alberta, Kensington Market in Toronto, Mission District in San Francisco, and La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain.
Which person has most inspired your work in planning?
Frank Lloyd Wright inspires me to look at planning holistically. He reminds us that we can’t make decisions without considering the broader implications. Knowing that individual contribute to the bigger picture, enables results that improve upon and integrate with the existing environment.
Anything else we should know about you?
I recognize the importance of a planning profession, and I want to work with members and PTIAs to continue finding ways to create value for the planning profession and society as a whole.