January 23, 2023 – Listen as authors from the most recent issue share more insights from their articles and dive deeper into the theme, looking at the points of intersection and difference between their work, and taking members’ questions.

The Winter 2023 webinar covered “Retail – A Vital but Increasingly Invisible Land Use.” With planners caught between the evolving nature of retail and other land use planning priorities, this issue of Plan Canada asks how planning policies, regulations, and the way they are implemented keep up with the pace of change.


Glenn Miller FCIP

Glenn is a passionate urban thinker and stimulator of important ideas both within and outside of the profession with more than 25 years of experience as a planner with the private sector, local and regional government, and nongovernmental organizations. As the editor of Ontario Planning Journal for the past 20 years, Glenn regularly challenges the way Ontario planners perceive their role and the issues they address. Through his varied work at the Canadian Urban Institute, including the Canadian Brownfields Network, and the countless hours he spends as an inspirational mentor, a public speaker and opinion maker, Glenn advances the profile of our profession.

Robyn Rechenmacher

Robyn is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Regional & Urban Planning program and has been fortunate enough to have lived and worked in different provinces across Canada in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She is currently a Council member of the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute and a Senior Planner at the City of Saskatoon.


James Stiver, RPP, MCIP

James Stiver is Metro Vancouver’s Division Manager of Regional Land Use Policy within the Regional Planning and Housing Services Department. He has been a planner and city builder for the past 30 years in public and private practice, and holds degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and Local Economic Development. He proudly celebrated his 25th anniversary of being an RPP in 2023.

Katherine Deturbide

Katherine is a full-time researcher at the Planning for Equity, Accessibility, and Community Health (PEACH) Research Unit with the Dalhousie School of Planning in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is planning to pursue a Ph.D. this fall to study the intersection of planning and accessibility.