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OPPI President's Twitter Chat

How is technology transforming planning and the roles of RPPs?

How is technology transforming planning and the roles of RPPs?

Join OPPI President Jason Ferrigan for a Twitter Chat on September 20th!

Do you use a drone in your planning work? Have you given any thought to the positives/negatives to the Sidewalk Labs neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront? Or how to provide or collect planning information and details as part of an open data initiative?

In your work, you gather and analyze information from all sides of an issue. RPPs need to be able to understand what is coming in the future and how it applies to their local communities, especially in instances adopting and adapting technology in your roles. 

On Thursday, September 20, at 12:00 p.m., join OPPI President Jason Ferrigan as he answers your questions and discusses the issues planners face as technology transforms the role of planning and of RPPs. Some of the questions that will be explored include:
  • Where do you think technology is taking the role of planning and RPPs in Ontario?
  • What can RPPs do to prepare for the next wave of technology and change?
  • What are some examples of great uses of technology to solve planning issues?
  • What are communities doing to incorporate technology into planning?
  • …and many more!
We want to hear from you!
We want to hear from you! RPPs inform choices and inspire communities across Ontario in the public interest. By continuing this conversation from INSPIRE OPPI, we gain insight on how to better serve the public interest in the future. 

How to Participate

  • Log in to your Twitter account and search for the #OPPITech hashtag to follow the conversation. Please use this hashtag when posing a question or responding during the chat
  • The Twitter chat host will mark questions with Q (for question) and the number of the question (1 for the first one, 2 for the second, and so on). When you submit your answer/comment, mark it with A (for answer) and the number of the original question (for example, A1) so other participants can link to the correct question and comment
  • We will do our best to get to everyone’s questions and comments, but, if we don’t, we will be posting outstanding Q&As on our website following the chat


Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Theme: What is technology doing to transform planning and the roles of RPPs?
Hashtag: #OPPITech | Twitter: @OntarioPlanners
Can’t send you question via Twitter? Email us your question in advance to with the subject line September 20th Twitter Chat.