Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Nicholas Kuhl RPP, MCIP

Nicholas Kuhl RPP, MCIP




What are your hopes for the future of the planning profession?
In the future, I see the planning profession as an ever-growing source of leadership and direction in confronting society’s most pressing issues, including climate change, housing affordability and homelessness, and reconciliation. Planners are collaborators, innovators, and educators who at the nexus of what is and what could be. As the issues facing our communities become more and more complex, it is planners who offer the consensus-building and cohesive vision required to address these challenges.
What are a few of your favourite places?
My favourite urban place downtown Kingston, Ontario. My favourite rural place is the tender fruit region of Ontario’s greenbelt. Niagara’s protected countryside is where I grew up, and it is a special place!
Which person has most inspired your work in planning?
I found planning through Dr. Chris Fullerton at Brock University, but Dr. Leela Viswanathan has been a mentor and inspiration to my planning practice throughout my time at Queen’s.She is bringing new perspectives into class and challenging our understanding of how we plan and what planning is.
Anything else we should know about you?
I’m a licenced teacher’s college graduate, a certified hockey referee, and on twitter!Follow me @CIPStudentRep for job postings, planning student news, and more.