Manager Director, Planning and City Planner, City of London
John Fleming is the Managing Director of Planning and City Planner with the City of London. He has an Honours degree in Urban Development from Western University and a Masters Degree in Planning from the University of Toronto. He has worked in both the private and public sectors as a Planner in the province of Ontario for over 25 years. He was also seconded to London’s Economic Development Office, where he was the lead staff member tasked with establishing a new model for economic development in London – what ultimately became the London Economic Development Corporation.
As an urbanist, Mr. Fleming is very interested in city-building and urban design. In his current position as the Chief City Planner, he is responsible for a broad portfolio that includes such things as planning policy and programs, urban design, heritage planning, urban regeneration, parks and trail planning, growth management, environmental planning, urban forestry and planning application review. He led the ReThink London process and the subsequent development of The London Plan. He is also playing a major role in the Shift London rapid transit project, the Dundas Place project and the recent Back to the River project, partnering with the London Community Foundation. He has received the Award of Planning Excellence from the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and is a member of the Regional Planning Commissioners of Ontario.