As an urban planner and leader in the conversation about housing and human rights, I have used my technical and communication skills to build public knowledge on the causes and potential cures to the lack of access to affordable housing. As a researcher, I have examined historic, current, and projected trends in housing using census, geographic, survey, and document sources. My critical thinking and fresh approaches to housing issues are well received in the professional industries, for example, my research has been cited in Ryerson City Building Institute, the Canadian Urban Institute, and Evergreen. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation invited me to the National Housing Conference this November because they loved my Vibrancy Report. My work is also well received by community members, such as the 140 residents and 8 community groups who participated in CP Planning's Housing in Focus program.
In addition to my professional skills and competencies in research, I can provide I am part of a strong network of planning professionals, city-builders, and community members who seek to see change in the way Toronto approaches the affordable housing problem.