Associate, Planning & Urban Design
BES, MLA, MCIP, RPP, OALA, CSLA
Lina is an Associate, Registered Professional Planner, and Landscape Architect with nine years of experience in planning and urban design. Her background in urban planning and landscape architecture equips her with a strong understanding of the spatial and functional elements that create successful communities.
Lina’s big-picture thinking and ability to communicate complex ideas in a synthesized and efficient manner have resulted in the successful delivery of various projects for both the private and public sector. Her areas of expertise include: master planning, urban design guidelines, policy review, large-scale infill developments, and urban street design. Lina tackles challenging urban conditions with a critical and pragmatic approach, and finds mutually beneficial solutions for multiple parties with divergent interests. Past experience includes: strategy and preparation for hearings at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT); urban design services for the Robinson Glen Community, Markham; preparation of the Town of Caledon Comprehensive Town-Wide Design Guidelines; the Community Design Plan for the York Downs Golf Course redevelopment; and the Abu Dhabi Urban Street Design Manual.
Currently, Lina is the Project Manager and Planner for the 60-acre Shoppers World Brampton redevelopment, located at the terminus of the Hurontario LRT. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, she takes a proactive approach to Project Management ensuring that the design vision and redevelopment strategies are realized while meeting tight deadlines. At the same time, she has fostered a strong relationship with the City and stakeholders, and has facilitated privately-led, public engagement events throughout the application process.