During his 40 year career in planning, Hugh worked in inner city planning in Toronto, in the planning consulting industry in western Canada, and for more than three decades in Metro Vancouver. Much of Hugh’s career was focused on management of environmental and regional development policy for Metro Vancouver, primarily the Livable Region Strategic Plan. Hugh has been a frequent lecturer on Metro Vancouver’s governance and planning practices, and has participated in many international projects. Retiring in 2010, Hugh has maintained a planning consulting practice and continued to promote community social and environmental development.
Hugh has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Toronto. He was President of the Planning Institute of British Columbia in 1985/86 and the Canadian Institute of Planners President in 1990/91.