Planner-in-Residence 2019-2020

Each year, the School of Planning hosts a Planner-in-Residence, an expert who teaches and conducts seminars. The program gives students and professors the opportunity to interact with professionals who are leaders in their field. The Planner-in-Residence program is funded by the University of Waterloo Planning Alumni of Toronto.Photo of Ann Joyner, Planner in Residence 2019-2020

The School of Planning is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Planner-in-Residence, Ann Joyner, FCIP, RPP.

Ann is an experienced planning consultant focused on multi-disciplinary projects that combine planning, urban design, environmental assessment and sustainability. She has worked on innovative projects in Canada and internationally. Recent project examples include: coastal management planning in Grenada, transit station planning and visualizations in the GTA, planning for the Toronto Port Lands, growth management and secondary planning, sustainability plans, environmental assessments for energy and transportation projects. Over the past two years, she has spent two months in Nepal delivering education institutes for teachers in association with Laurier University.

She has been an instructor at York University Faculty of Environmental Studies Master’s Program for several decades and is active in a number of professional associations including current member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), Chair of the CIP College of Fellows, Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI)/Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and member of the Management Committee for ULI Toronto. She is a Registered Professional Planner and a Champion of the Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. She has a Master’s degree in Planning and a B.Sc.

She has held a variety of leadership positions including as a member of the Leadership Team and Board of Directors at Dillon Consulting. She was the founding Partner for the Women in Dillon Program and the Dillon Corporate Sustainability Programs (2008 to 2018).

In 2016, she was inducted to the Canadian Institute of Planners College of Fellows for her contributions to the planning profession.

Ann is a Strategic Planning Advisor for Dillon Consulting in the Toronto office. She is a Master Gardener in Training and is passionate about the many plants and animals on her farm.

 Previous Planners-in-Residence

  • Dana Anderson, Partner, MHBC Planning, Burlington Office
  • Lee Ann Doyle, former Executive Director & Chief Building Official, City of Windsor
  • Bill Green, GSP Group
  • Paul E. Johnston, Johnston Litavski Ltd.
  • Dan Leeming - The Planning Partnership
  • Aristotle Christou - The Christou Group
  • Lori Martin - Senior Cultural Affairs Officer, City of Toronto
  • Glenn R. Miller - Vice President, Canadian Urban Institute
  • Paul Puopolo - Associate, IBI Group
  • Ian MacNaughton - President MHBC Planning
  • Paula Dill - Commissioner of Urban Development Services - City of Toronto
  • Bob Lehman - President of Meridian Planning Consultants
  • Brian Tuckey - Commissioner of Planning and Development Services - Region of York
  • Daniel Burns - Public Policy Consultant - Government of Ontario
  • Ray Simpson - Senior Consultant - Hemson Consulting Ltd.
  • Antony G. Marcil - Senior Policy Advisor
  • Marilou McPhedran - Director, International Women's Rights Project
  • Cameron Kitchen - Senior Consultant
  • John Farrow - Consultant
  • Helen Cooper - Municipal Consultant
  • Ron Farrow - Former Special Advisor for Policy Development
  • Henry Stewart - Planning Consultant
  • Gardner Church - Consultant
  • John Sweeney - Former Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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