In the world of planning, connections are critical, especially when it comes to scale. Or at least that’s the way Justin sees it. Justin is a planner with over 10 years of experience in land use, parks, recreation, and sustainable tourism who believes that making those connections – from provincial policy, to official community plans, to detailed design – is where you find the most successful results.
Justin leads multi-scale interdisciplinary project teams on projects ranging from tourism destination planning to regional access management planning for city wide parks and trails, to backcountry campsite design. Recently, he helped launch a new Park Planning Assessment Tool for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). This tool is the first of its kind and will help the state analyze existing park inventory in its Gateway Cities and identify possible areas for future projects.
Understanding the benefits of parks, recreation and tourism and genuinely motivated by sustainability, Justin works to ensure his plans, policies and designs integrate with and are inspired by the natural environment, facilitate healthy and active communities, deliver the highest quality recreation opportunities and provide unforgettable tourism experiences. He’s also an innovator in the use of crowd source technology in public participation and GIS-based comprehensive level of service assessments.
When he’s not working, Justin can be found at the beach with his family, or serving his community as a firefighter and technical rescue team member with Langford Fire Rescue.