Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Josée Dion urbaniste, MCIP

Josée Dion urbaniste, MCIP




What are your hopes for the future of the planning profession?

Agility and collaboration will characterize our actions in response to social issues, the challenges of climate change, the mix of uses, the relocation of activities, and the advent of shared spaces. We will have to acquire skills in various fields and our network of collaboration will be multiple..
What are a few of your favourite places?

Fogo Island, Toronto, Le Bic (Quebec Provincial Park),  Mississauga, Kitchener, Sutton, Chicago, Bordeaux, London, Paris, Salies de Béarn, Séville and San Sebastian (Spain) Regent Park, South Bank district (London), Rosemont borough (Montreal), le Quartier des Spectacles (Montreal).
Which person has most inspired your work in planning?

IIdefons Cerda, Jane Jacobs, Ron William, Douglas Cardinal, Peter Calthorpe, Bill Dunster, Bjarke Ingels, Claes Oldenburg, Italo Calvino, Rick Henson, Frederick Law Olmstead, Clément Demers, Claude Cormier
Anything else we should know about you?
After a career as a health care worker, I decided to become a planner to act for the well-being of the population, but at a different scale.