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Paul Young's experience and background

Member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Link

Ontario Municipal Board - Qualified as expert in active transportation planning

Member of The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Link

Sample Speaking Engagements

Conference presenter, 2015, Walk21 Vienna. "Conducting Design Audits for Walkability"

Webinar presenter, 2014 “Working with Municipalities”, for HC-Link Toronto, Ontario

Conference presenter, Complete Streets 2014, Toronto “What’s the Score? Active City Audits”

November 2013 Key Note, HC-Link Healthy Communities Conference Toronto, Where we Live Work and Play - Building Environmentally and Socially Healthier Communities

October 2013, Dala Lanna Scholl of Public Health Conference, Building Active Transportation Supports Utilizing a Healthy Communities Process

October 2013, HC-Link Webinar series Part One: Influencing Changes to the Built Environment. Part Two: Evaluating Impacts of Development Proposals. LINK

May 2012, Widening the Spectrum of Community Engagement, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation Annual Complete Streets Conference LINK

December 2011, Key Note Speaker, Building Healthy Communities conference, St. Johns Newfoundland Link
CBC Interview St Johns
CBC Here and Now coverage of St. Johns conference

November 2011, Presenter at Tools for Change conference, "Big Hearts, Small Budgets: Effective Advocacy for Non profits and Citizen Groups in Planning Disputes", Toronto Link
October 2011, Conference presenter Walk21 international walking conference, Vancouver Link

Master of Ceremonies,  Toronto Bike Summit, 2009 Link

Paul Conf

Key Note Speaker: Georgian Triangle Development Institute Annual Dinner, “Planning for Active Transportation and Health” Collingwood, April 2008.

Presenter, Walk21 Toronto Community Conference, “Bridging Planning and Health”, Toronto. March 1st , 2008

Panelist, PARC (Physical Activity Resource Centre) Symposium 2008, Toronto,  Active Transportation Planning: Working with Community, March 2008.

Co-presenter with Caryn Thompson, Women’s Health Matters Conference, (sponsored by Women’s College Hospital), Toronto, “Acting Locally: Linking Health and Environment in Your Community”, January 2008.

Conference presenter and panelist: International Walk21 Conference, Toronto, “Bridging Planning and Health”, 2007

Guest Lecturer, “Planning for a Healthy Community in the Port lands”, York University Faculty of Environmental Studies, 2004, 2005

Janes Walks 2010, 2011  Tour includes an overview of existing uses, issues and jurisdictions and a primer on how to get involved in decisions.

Developed guide booklet and lead annual tour of the Industrial Port Lands in Toronto in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

Panelist with Dr. David Suzuki, and Dr. Keith Stewart On: “Making the Environment and Health Connection: from Theory to Practice” Healthy Connections Conference, Toronto, 2004.


Active Transportation Plan for Minden, Ontario. For the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit – (2008/updated 2015).

Promoting Sustainable Transportation Through Site Design: an ITE Proposed Recommended Practice.
Review Committee Member: Institute of Traffic Engineers publication (2005 and 2009)

Building Healthier Communities—Engaging the Public in Discussions about Health and Active Transportation, Ground Magazine, Fall 2009 Link to article LINK - See Pg. 24

Sustaining Urban Life—Dufferin Grove Toronto, On Site Magazine Issue 21, with Real Eguchi, 2009 LINK - See pg. 33

An Active Transportation Plan for Minden, 2008. for Haliburton County (HKPR) District Health Unit and U-Links

Review Panel Member, Promoting Sustainable Transportation Through Site Design, Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2005 

Planning and Practice at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre with Melissa Tapper, Ontario Planning Journal, May/June 2007. Vol. 22, No.  3
No Plot is Too Small: a Community's Guide to Restoring Public Landscapes, For the Evergreen Foundation in 2000. Advised on and edited content regarding community engagement processes and techniques.
Nature Nurtures: Investigating the Potential of School Grounds,
For the Evergreen Foundation in 2000. Researcher for national guide for involving various sectors in school ground greening opportunities


Lower Don Trail Master Plan – As Sub-consultant to DTAH,  2014 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Regional Award (2014)

2010, Active Transportation Champion of the Year Award 2009, from the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation LINK

2005, On behalf of the South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Winner of City of Toronto’s Bicycle Friendly Recognition Program – implemented workplace programs to support cycling.

2004, Award for Excellence in Primary Health Care, for the Dundas East Bike Lane Process, Association of Ontario Health Centres.

Employment History

Public Space Workshop, Principal Landscape Architect & Planner 2000 - present.

Health Promoter (pt. time), South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Toronto, 1998 - present

Centennial College co-instructed 60+ students in Environment and Health course 2015-2017

duToit Allsopp Hillier planners and landscape architects Toronto, 1994 - 1998, some collaboration since

J.Brian Mcluskey (JBM) Landscape Architect Toronto, 1991 - 1995

Strybos Associates Landscape Architects Mississauga, Ontario, 1988 - 1991


MA Planning, University of Waterloo , 1995, Thesis: Sustainable Communities Through Citizen Participation
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, With Honours, University of Guelph, 1989
Diploma Landscape Architecture, Ryerson University, 1987