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Khaldoon Ahmad, RPP, MCIP


Manager Urban Design and Landscape Architecture Planning and Development Services Department, Niagara Region

Khaldoon Ahmad is the Manager of the Urban Design and Landscape Architecture Program at Niagara Region. He is responsible for leading the development and implementation of urban design policies, planning and construction projects, programs, and grant partnerships. In this role, he contributes, with others, to make exceptional communities that attract people and investment. Uniquely, the Program extends urban design services to Niagara’s twelve local area municipalities to support public realm enhancements, assist with design review, and contribute to policies and design guidelines. 
Khaldoon is a trained architect, an award winning Registered Professional Planner, and an urban designer. His academic background includes a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Miami and a Masters of Architecture from McGill University. Khaldoon is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Planners and is currently serving on the City of Brampton’s Urban Design Review Panel. He was a recipient of an OPPI Excellence in Planning Award in 2013.
As an urban designer, Khaldoon contributes creative solutions to visionary proposals including: communities, campuses, individual buildings, streetscapes, civic spaces, parks, markets, and waterfronts. Khaldoon leads teams and fosters partnerships to deliver capital projects such as streetscapes and civic spaces.
Prior to joining the Niagara Region, Khaldoon was an urban designer for the City of Hamilton, and prior to that, the City of Brampton. Khaldoon is focused on promoting the benefits of good urban design as an excellent way of creating lasting places that improve the quality of life and well-being of people.