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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
Jennifer’s diverse experience in the U.S. and Canada has focused on improving social, environmental and economic sustainability. She is committed to improving social and economic equity and resilience through policy and land use planning. Jennifer has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining the Canadian Urban Institute, her work included municipal housing, land use and social development policy creation; international policy research; land development analysis and project management; green industry initiatives; economic development and community-based planning. She strives to improve community engagement in planning and to ensure that planning decisions represent the diversity of each community. She has served as a municipal representative for the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy and the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention, and as a participating member of the Canadian Institute of Planner's New Urban Agenda Committee. She has presented at conferences and national events including: Saskatchewan Green Building Council (2017); Canadian Housing and Renewal Association conference (2016); TedX Regina (2015); Canadian Institute of Planners conference (2015), and the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute (2013). She holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from McGill University.