By: CIP Recognition Committee

Area of Planning: Development Review in the Central Area of the City of Ottawa

Tell Us Something Interesting About Yourself: I’ve been biking to work since 2005, before it was cool or bike lanes were even a thing in Ottawa. There’s been tremendous improvements since then.

What’s New or Exciting at Work?: Ottawa is seeing an increasing amount of interest and construction of tall buildings, and a likely related acceptance that tall does not necessarily mean bad. The review of these buildings means an increasingly sophisticated design perspective, while the recent surge also includes accompanying population, services, and amenities to existing communities

What are your hopes for the next 100 years of planning?: That change becomes more accepted and folks can learn to get along in an often divisive profession in order to tackle some of the great problems of our time.