Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Sustaining Canada's Future.

Nicholas Kuhl

Nicholas Kuhl





Nicholas is a natural leader, teacher, and big-picture thinker who thrives on developing people-centred solutions to complex planning problems. Born and raised in the Niagara Region, Nicholas is a Master of Urban and Regional Planning student at Queen’s University with a background in education from Brock University.

Nicholas has a passion for creating outside-the-box policy that brings together unlikely stakeholders, and he excels at communicating these policies in a way that is accessible to everyone.  Throughout his academic career as well as in his planning work for Lincoln, Kingston, and Fort Erie, Nicholas has been an energetic and active volunteer.   Beginning by serving on his local library board, Nicholas has become actively engaged in representing planning students locally at Queen’s University, provincially on the OPPI Student Liaison Committee, and nationally as the Co-Chair of the CIP's Student Affairs Sub-Committee. On the national Student Affairs Sub-committee, Nicholas is advocating for the development of a national planning student exchange program and, with the support of this committee, is re-imagining the ways CIP will support and engage its students for generations to come.

Nicholas is excited by the opportunity to take on the role of CIP Director to effect organizational change that will continue to grow the CIP’s relevance to planning students long into the future.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys refereeing hockey, cycling, camping, and hiking with his dog