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Stephen Willis

Senior Principal, Discipline Leader, Urban Planning (Canada)

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Steve is fascinated by the dynamics of cites and is an avid believer that these complex, but adaptable, systems can support more resilient communities through thoughtful approaches to planning.

A Registered Professional Planner and a Professional Land Economist, Steve has over 30 years of professional experience in consulting and public sector leadership roles involving community development, stakeholder engagement, land use planning, environmental approvals, urban revitalization, public lands, real estate, and brownfield redevelopment. He’s built a reputation as a trusted advisor and valued collaborator, gaining multiple agency consensus on complex projects, specializing in the planning and redevelopment of lands for public agencies.

In a previous role as Chief Planner for the City of Ottawa, Steve led the completion of critical documents including climate change planning and economic development strategies. Dedicated to his profession, he volunteers as treasurer for the Canadian Institute of Planners Planning Student Trust Fund and is on the advisory board for the Urban Land Institute, Ottawa Chapter. In his free time, he enjoys photography and Brazilian jiujitsu.

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