• Paul Dec | @planningpaul

    Paul is a passionate urbanist from Europe. He grew up in Poland as well as Germany and obtained his planning degree in Bristol, UK. After his arrival in Halifax he quickly became involved with the local urban development community. As a planning consultant to a business improvement district, he worked on turning parking lots into paradise. His favourite planning topics comprise efficient land use planning, urban design and transportation policy. Paul is currently implementing participatory planning methods in informal settlements of Egypt.

  • Tristan Cleveland | 902.580.8966 | @lurbaniste

    Tristan is an urban planner from Nova Scotia who has worked in Montreal, Guyana, Venezuela and Halifax. He advocates for sustainable planning with the Ecology Action Centre, writes an urban issues column with Metro, and contributes to Spacing. He worked as a campaign manager in Halifax’s last municipal election, and believes more planners should do the same, as an implementation strategy for our area of expertise. He has devoted his life and career to reforming planning so building communities that support the basic needs of human health becomes the new minimum standard.