Equity Mapping New Parks in Toronto
This work presents an excerpt of my major independent research paper completed in partial fulfilment of my final semester at Ryerson University in the School of Urban and Regional Planning. My research considers and evaluates Toronto's park allocation policies from the perspective of distributional equity: who is being served by parks and are they the communities that most require access to local parks? This research was completed in April 2016.
This work has been picked up by the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department, for whom I'm providing consulting services to help inform their new Parks Acquisition Strategy.
Affordable Rental Housing
This client-based studio completed with eleven other urban planning students provides research and recommendations to incentivize private developers to construct affordable rental housing. A report and presentation were prepared for our client, Westbank Corp., and recommendations present options that can be enacted and leveraged at all three levels of government in Canada.
My contributions included: concept development, research, writing, editing, client communications, team & project management, presentation, and design of report in collaboration with Adrian Desgasperis. This studio was completed in December 2015.
Regional Trail Hub Toolkit
This client-based studio completed along with 9 other urban planning students provides the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority with a toolkit to identify, develop, and evaluate trail hubs (or nodes) throughout their jurisdiction. Hubs are intended to serve as key trail intersections, areas of intrigue and activity, opportunities for education, and as 'flagship' locations to draw users.
My contributions included: concept development, research, writing, editing, client communications, team & project management, presentation, and design of report in collaboration with Anojan Sathasivam. This studio was completed in April 2015.