Dan is a founding partner of The Planning Partnership and has worked on the design and development of new towns and various sizes of planned communities for private and public agencies throughout Ontario and the United States over his 35 years of experience. His areas of expertise include community planning, from regional to neighbourhood scale with the application of urban design, sustainable and public health initiatives through facilitation to create meaningful and complete communities while satisfying the needs of the marketplace. Many of his projects have received awards not only from Provincial and National Planning Associations, but from private sector building and development organizations.
Dan also works with various universities, is an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph, has taught Urban Design at the University of Toronto and is the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning 2014-2015 Planner in Residence. He has also authored several articles for the Ontario Planning Journal on topics such as changing energy needs, public health and urban design, our aging society and sustainable innovation in community design.
Dan is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a Board Member with the Council on Canadian Urbansim (CanU) as well as Active Healthy Kids Canada. As the former Vice Chair of the Toronto Design Review Board, he is currently a member of the Mississauga Urban Design Advisory Panel, and co-chairs the Canadian LEED-ND review committee.