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Brent Toderian

City Planner + Urbanist, TODERIAN UrbanWORKS, Former Vancouver Chief Planner

Brent Toderian is a nationally & internationally-known practitioner with over 20 years of experience in advanced urbanism, city planning and design. He launched his new consultancy, TODERIAN UrbanWORKS, following 6 years of significant achievement as Vancouver Canada’s Chief Planner (2006-2012).

Brent also played a peer advisor role with many global cities, from Copenhagen and Rotterdam, to Singapore and Shanghai. Previously in his career he was in charge of planning + design for downtown Calgary, Canada, and an award-winning consultant in cities from Toronto to

A passionate practitioner and advocate for creative city-building, urban design and architecture, Brent is the founding + current President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU), a writer/blogger for Planetizen, SPACING, and Atlantic Cities, a
regular Columnist regarding City-Making on CBC Radio 1, and a sought-after global speaker on creativity and innovation in cities. He writes, teaches and collaborates internationally on issues of advanced urbanism.