Planning with Politics - Part 2

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Large-scale transit projects are the most politically volatile initiatives in urban planning. In order to succeed they require the involvement and cooperation of all levels of government as well as public engagement and support. The role of planners in major planning projects is to provide impartial professional advice to council and the public to ensure they make informed decisions.

In this second episode of Planning with Politics, we talk with planners, elected officials and entrepreneurs from across Ontario to understand how planners can work within the political arena to shape the cities of the 21st century.

Voices include: Carl Zehr – Former Kitchener Mayor, Rob Horne – Commissioner of Planning - Region of Waterloo, Iain Klugman – CEO of Communitech, Marni Cappe – RPP, and Adam Lauder – Planner at the City of Waterloo.

This episode is brought to you in partnership with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.