Planner-in-Residence - 2014-2015: Dan Leeming

The School of Planning was pleased to host Dan Leeming as the Planner-in-Residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. The program provides students and professors with a unique 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.

About Dan Leeming

Daniel H. Leeming, BA, Dip CP, MES, MCIP, RPP

Dan LeemingDan is a founding partner of The Planning Partnership. He and has worked on the design and development of new towns and planned communities of various sizes for private and public agencies throughout Ontario and the United States for more than 40 years.

His areas of expertise include community planning, from regional to neighbourhood scale. He specialises in application of the principles of urban design, sustainability, and public health to the creation of complete and livable communities, while satisfying the needs of the marketplace and using a process of facilitation. Many of his projects have received awards, not only from Provincial and National Planning Associations, but also from private sector building and development organizations.

Dan also works with various universities, is an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph, and has taught Urban Design at the University of Toronto. He has also authored several articles for the Ontario Planning Journal on topics such as changing energy needs, public health and urban design, our aging society and innovation in community design.

Dan is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and a Board Member of the Council on Canadian Urbanism (CanU) and Active Healthy Kids Canada. He is the former vice chair of the Toronto Design Review Board, former member of the Mississauga Urban Design Advisory Panel and former co-chair of the Canadian LEED-ND committee.