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toronto | october 1–3

Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century

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Laura Taylor, RPP, MCIP


Professor; Consultant, York University; Laura Taylor Designs

Dr. Taylor is an Associate Professor in the planning program at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University and a consulting planner in the greater Toronto area. She studies the urban-rural fringe and exurbia where planning, development, and conservation priorities in Ontario’s countryside are incredibly uneven. She is a member of Ontario’s Greenbelt Council. She is an active member of the Ontario Climate Consortium, linking land-use planning and climate change action. She earned her PhD in geography from the University of Toronto and has been a registered professional planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute since 1996. She is a member of Lambda Alpha International, the American Planning Association, and the Canadian and American Associations of Geographers. Laura maintains an active consulting practice in Toronto.