Urban Design Lead
BES, MLA, MCIP, RPP, CSLA, OALA
Lina fosters the integration of landscape architecture, urban planning and design disciplines from urban infill to large-scale urban regeneration projects. As the Urban Design Lead at SvN, she works with clients to define ambitious, inclusive and tangible goals shared by the community and authorities. Lina is dedicated to establishing robust frameworks or engagement to ensure growth and sustainability, often with a social purpose. Her expertise includes master planning for large sites, such as the 53-acre Shoppers World Brampton redevelopment, the award-winning Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan, which sets the framework for growth for Trent University’s 1,400-acre riverfront campus in Peterborough, and the Rail Deck District, which envisions a new community and public park in the heart of downtown Toronto and above the existing 17-acre rail corridor between Bathurst Street and Blue Jays Way. As part of her role, Lina spearheads the engagement process for these and other projects, developing relationships with City staff, neighbourhood groups and the public. She also seeks opportunities to integrate climate-positive design, mainly through an ecosystems-based design lens. Lina is a registered professional planner and licensed landscape architect with an undergraduate degree in planning from the University of Waterloo and a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Toronto. Lina is also the Chair of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force.