Planning with Politics - Part 1Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Major planning decisions are ultimately the decision of council, but planners play a key role in guiding those decisions. They provide a professional perspective and analysis to ensure councilors are equipped to make informed decisions. As opposed to focusing on narrow short-term thinking planners must help councilors connect the dots to understand the broader longer-term implications of their decisions on the future of the cities they are governing.
In this episode we visit with planners, elected officials, consultants,¬†facilitators, and citizens from across Ontario to understand how planners can communicate better, and work within the political arena to shape the cities of the 21st century.
Voices include, Jennifer Keesmaat - Chief Planner - City of Toronto, Carl Zehr - Former Kitchener Mayor, Ian Malczewski - Facilitator, Planner, RPP and many more.