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Re-imagining Planning in Practise in Toronto

Oct 5, 2012, 11:30am-1pm

The City Institute and the Faculty of Environmental Studies jointly present: The City Seminar, an interdisciplinary series of presentations and discussions on urban landscapes, past and present with City of Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat.

As the new head of the City Planning Division, Keesmaat will be leading a number of significant projects, including the five-year Official Plan review, and will steer other important initiatives such as the new City-Wide Zoning Bylaw through to completion.

Keesmaat is also a founding partner of Office for Urbanism, a planning and design firm that specializes in the integration of planning, design and consensus building processes. She has a combined honours BA degree from The University of Western Ontario and a MES degree in urban planning from York University, where she studied the political processes that shape our urban environments. Her career has taken her to international projects in the United States, Ireland and Greece. In Canada, Keesmaat has led master planning initiatives across the country in Toronto, Vancouver, Mississauga, Regina, Moncton, London and Halifax, among others. 


Location:140 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building
Sponsor:The Faculty of Environmental Studies and The City Institute at York University
Posted by:Joanne Guidi
Web Sitehttp://www.yorku.ca/city/
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