Ian MacNaughton has practiced planning and resource management since 1968, and founded MHBC in 1973. MHBC now has five offices in Kitchener, Toronto, Barrie, London and Kingston. Ian has a Master of Arts, Regional Planning and Resource Development and an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Urban and Regional Planning, from the University of Waterloo.
Ian was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners in 1998. He received the University of Waterloo's 50th Anniversary Alumni Award (2007) and in 2013 the Faculty of Environment Distinguished Alumni Award. He was appointed Planner in Residence (2010) by the University of Waterloo School of Planning. He has served on the Board of Directors of Homewood Health Centre and the Grand River Conservation Foundation, Chaired Canada's Technology Triangle (CTT) and Kitchener’s Downtown Task Force. He is a member of Pragma Council, and the Alumni Council, University of Waterloo. He served as a member of the Provincial Smart Growth Central Ontario Strategy Sub Panel and alternate on the Greenbelt Task Force and the Provincial Task Force on Ontario's Economic Opportunities in Energy.
Ian's experience covers a broad range of interests including policy development, resource management, energy projects, economic strategies, commercial planning and development, downtown revitalization, housing studies, waste management and expropriation. He has advised senior levels of government, local municipalities and the private sector on issues relating to planning and resource management.
Ian also specializes in aggregate planning and resource management, and has been qualified as an expert witness on future trends in the aggregate resource field. He has been involved in numerous hearings before the Ontario Municipal Board and other tribunals relating to planning and resource management.