Planner in Residence 2023-2024 Martin Quarcoopome

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

The School of Planning is pleased to announce our Planner-in-Residence for the 2023-2024 academic year is Martin Quarcoopome. He will deliver PLAN 403 in the winter term to our 4th year undergraduate students and interact with the School community in various other ways throughout the year. 

Martin Quarcoopome
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.

Martin is a Registered Professional Planner and is a Vice President with Weston Consulting.  He is a land use planner with over 15 years of experience primarily in the private sector. Having worked in both senior consulting and developer roles, Martin has a firm understanding of the planning process from conceptual stages to construction. He specializes in securing development approvals through the management of consultant teams, policy creation, liaising with various approval authorities, and the execution of final agreements. Martin’s work has allowed him to cultivate a varied portfolio of projects including high-rise apartments, plans of subdivision and condominium, and mixed-use centres. He also works with his clients to participate in municipal comprehensive reviews and Tribunal hearings. He is eager to share his knowledge with his alma mater and participate in the growth of the future generation of professional planners.