Dan is a founding partner of The Planning Partnership and has worked on the design and development of new towns and various sizes of planned communities for private and public agencies throughout Ontario and the United States over his 35 years of experience. His areas of expertise include community planning, from regional to neighbourhood scale with the application of urban design, sustainable initiatives and facilitation to create meaningful and complete communities while satisfying the needs of the marketplace. Dan is currently working on the sustainability and urban design programs for three major communities in Ontario. Many of his projects have received awards, not only from Provincial and National Planning Associations, but from private sector building and development organizations.
Dan also works with various universities, is an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph, and teaches Urban Design at the University of Toronto. He has authored several articles for the Ontario Planning Journal on topics such as changing energy needs, public health and urban design, our aging society and innovation in community design.
As an active and founding member of the Urban Design Working Group within the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, as well as the new national organization on Canadian Urbanism (CanU), he is currently the Vice Chair of the Toronto Urban Design Review Board, and member of the Mississauga Urban Design Advisory Panel. Dan also co-chairs the Canadian LEED-ND review committee which will introduce a new credit rating system in 2010.