Ms. Jennifer Keesmaat will be joining the Department of Geography & Planning as a Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning for the 2017-2018 academic year

Dear colleagues and friends, we are thrilled to announce that Ms. Jennifer Keesmaat will be joining the Department of Geography & Planning as a Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning for the 2017-2018 academic year. Ms. Keesmaat is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (double major in Politics and Planning) and York University (Masters of Environmental Studies – (urban and regional planning).  Jennifer served as the Chief Planner for the City of Toronto from 2012 to 2017 and is perhaps best known for her advocacy of density, walkability, complete streets, and active transportation, as well as for a national urban agenda. While in residence, Jennifer will have multiple points of contact with students and faculty including coffee-break/brown-bag sessions with planning students through the Fall term, and as the instructor of a graduate planning course in the Spring term, 2018.