Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Kelley Moore RPP, MCIP

Kelley Moore RPP, MCIP




What are your hopes for the future of the planning profession?
My vision is that communities are prepared for the future. I hope that planners from coast-to-coast-to-coast are brave and bold in plans and ideas to create a more sustainable future. It is our time to unite the collective wisdom across the country and globe to create more sustainable communities.
What are a few of your favourite places?
From a built environment perspective, I love the Forks in Winnipeg; the painted doors and decorative entrances of Montreal; the pathways in Stanley Park; the architectural statement of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto; and the Meewasin Valley Trail along the South Saskatchewan River flowing through Saskatoon.
Which person has most inspired your work in planning?
My first City Planning Manager – Lorne Sully. Lorne was someone who often worked against the grain to keep the values of planning at the forefront of municipal decision-makers. He advanced planning ideals in areas of Treaty Land Entitlement, Local Area Planning, Public Engagement, Affordable Housing, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, and Integrated Human Services’ Data Sharing and Planning.
Anything else we should know about you?
In 2016, I entered the mayoral race in Saskatoon. I decided to run after listening to a panel of Canadian planners at the CIP conference in Quebec City talk about the importance of planners, not just advising decision-makers, but becoming decision-makers. Though I didn’t win – as close as the race was – I did raise the profile about the importance of more sustainable planning.