Dr. Gary Davidson is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners with over 30 years of experience ranging across municipal government, provincial government, private consulting and university teaching. His experience stretches across numerous aspects of community life including community planning, tourism, waste management, community involvement, strategic planning, governance, local economic development and climate change adaptation planning. Gary’s experience spans local, national and international assignments.
Gary was instrumental in developing an approach to rural planning, in the early 1970s while he was Director of Planning in Huron County, which focused on the needs of rural areas and is largely in use today. In 2002, he established the Davidson Group consulting company. He is now involved primarily involved in climate change adaptation planning both in the Canadian Arctic and internationally.
Gary is a past president of CIP (1987/88) and OPPI (2005/07) and has been a member of CIP since 1970 and an ardent support of the Institute throughout his professional practice.