With more than 18 years of experience as an urban planner and land economist, Jonathan Tinney has spent a career supporting his public and private sector clients in innovative planning that moves their vision toward reality. He leads a range of planning and design-related projects at SvN primarily focused on urban policy, development economics and TOD with an eye to leveraging projects to maximize public benefit in concert with private return on investment.
Prior to joining SvN, Jonathan served as the Chief Planner for the City of Victoria, BC, where he led a range of projects aimed supporting Victoria’s goal to be the most vibrant and equitable mid-sized city in Canada.
Jonathan has also held a leadership role overseeing the development of UniverCity (an award-winning, sustainable community adjacent to Simon Fraser University) along with prior consulting roles that have given him a broad range of experience in various aspects of urban development, transit project implementation, land use planning and public engagement. He is active with the Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha. Jonathan has also presented as a guest lecturer at universities in Canada, the UK, Denmark and China on topics such as the economics of city building, sustainable community development and affordable housing.