BA, MA, MCIP, RPP
Jonathan is an experienced urban planner and land economist with a career dedicated to supporting innovative solutions for his public and private sector clients. He leads various planning and design-related projects at SvN, primarily focused on urban policy, development economics and transit-oriented development. He leverages projects to maximize a public benefit in concert with solid returns on their investment. Before joining SvN, Jonathan served as the Chief Planner for the City of Victoria, BC, where he led a range of projects to support Victoria’s goal to be the most vibrant and equitable mid-sized city in Canada. He 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. Jonathan is active with the Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha. He has also lectured at universities in Canada, the UK, Denmark and China on topics such as the economics of city building, sustainable community development and affordable housing.