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Claire Nelischer


Project Manager, Ryerson City Building Institute

Claire Nelischer is a Project Manager with the Ryerson City Building Institute. Her work focuses on planning and policy to support a vibrant public realm. She has authored reports on a range of topics including street design, parks policy, and planning for civic assets, and frequently presents and writes on urban issues. Along with CBI’s Executive Director, Cherise Burda, Claire developed and led research for CBI’s first gallery exhibition, TAXED OUT.
Before joining CBI, Claire was an Urban Fellow with the City of Toronto, where she contributed to the development of the City’s first Complete Streets Guidelines. Claire has worked with non-profit organizations in Toronto and New York City focused on urban and civic issues, including Jane’s Walk, the Centre for City Ecology, and the Pratt Centre for Community Development. Claire holds a M.Sc. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a BAH from Queen’s University, and is a Candidate Member of OPPI and CIP.
About the Ryerson City Building Institute: The Ryerson City Building Institute envisions a future in which all cities are prosperous, equitable, environmentally sustainable and resilient. In collaboration with the Ryerson community and external partners, Ryerson CBI produces public policy research and shares insights addressing diverse urban challenges to promote healthy neighbourhoods, cities and regions, starting with the GTHA. It is recognized for its accessible approach to knowledge mobilization, its multi-disciplinary perspective, and for providing leadership and dialogue that motivates action on important issues.