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Editorial Committee

The Plan Canada Editorial Committee is responsible for encouraging high-quality, timely, relevant, and engaging planning-related content for Plan Canada magazine.


Dilys Huang RPP, MCIP

(Co-Chair, 2022)

​1st Term: January 2021 - January 2023

Dilys is a development planner with the City of New Westminster, BC, and has current and long range planning experience in various government settings. Prior to serving on the Plan Canada Editorial Committee, she has also been involved with other volunteer groups, including CIP’s Centenary Committee on the creation of a visual timeline of key people, places, plans, and policies in Canadian planning history. She completed her Master of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University and BES in Planning at the University of Waterloo.



Devin Husk 

1st Term: March 2022 - March 2024

Lyndsay Francis RPP, MCIP

1st Term: November 2021 - November 2023

Lyndsay is originally from the east coast where they obtained a Bachelor of Community Design with Honours in Urban Design Studies from Dalhousie University. After graduating, they moved west and began their career in the private sector working with several rural and small urban municipalities around the Edmonton Region. Lyndsay now works in the public sector at the City of St. Albert focusing on long-range planning projects.  



Ernette Hutchings RPP, MCIP

1st Term: January 2021 - January 2023

Ernette grew up on the Gulf Islands and in Victoria, BC and then moved to Ottawa to complete an undergraduate degree in Geography. She then moved to Vancouver, BC to complete the Master of Community and Regional Planning at UBC. Along the way she has worked for the National Capital Commission and the Town of Banff, and is fortunate to be bilingual in French and English. Reading is a passion of Ernette's and she looks forward to reviewing your submissions.


Kristy Kilbourne RPP, MCIP

2nd Term: December 2019 - December 2023

Kristy is a passionate Registered Professional Planner with diverse experience in the municipal and non-profit sectors. In addition to serving on Plan Canada's Editorial Committee, Kristy is an active member and volunteer with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and various other community and professional organizations. She is also the founder/principal of Your Planning Career, an organization that supports career development for planners. Kristy lives in the Greater Toronto Area with her husband and 3 sons.  


Monika Rau RPP, MCIP

1st Term: November 2021 - November 2023

Monika Rau (BA, MSc, MBA) has over seven years of experience working on complex real estate development projects in both Toronto and Vancouver and has worked in all facets of the real estate industry from brokerage to planning in the public and private sectors to development to proptech. Monika helps clients find solutions in her current role as General Manager in Vancouver for Ratio.City, a geospatial platform helping city builders make data-driven decisions to transform communities. She has extensive experience with industry involvement and leading fundraising campaigns revolving around responsible land use, holding leadership roles with ULI BC, CREW Vancouver, and Salvation Army Nine Stories of Hope.  




Tatsuyuki Setta RPP, MCIP

1st Term: November 2021 - November 2023

Tatsuyuki is a registered professional planner in Canada, the U.S and Japan and member of the CIP since 2011. He has 20 years of work experience in urban policy, regional transportation planning, downtown revitalization, heritage planning, and zoning administration. Prior to joining the City of Courtenay as the Manager of Community and Sustainability Planning, he worked for the City of Lethbridge and the City of Regina as well as two consulting firms in Japan. He was an editorial member of the Plan Canada Centenary Special Edition between 2016 and 2019. He obtained his master’s degree in urban planning from McGill University and bachelor of law degree from Kansai University in Osaka, Japan. 



Ray Tomalty

2nd Term: December 2019 - December 2023

Ray is Principal of Smart Cities Research, a consultancy in Montreal that specializes in urban sustainability, including growth management, active transportation, green infrastructure, community energy planning, housing affordability, fiscal issues, and urban governance. He is also an Adjunct Professor at McGill University's School of Urban Planning. He has a Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s in public administration from Queen’s University in Kingston.


Haiqing Xu PhD, RPP, MCIP

1st Term: November 2020 - November 2022

Haiqing is Director of Development Services at the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University.