Brent Toderian


City Planner + Urbanist, TODERIAN UrbanWORKS

Brent Toderian is a nationally and internationally respected thought-leader on cities, and a renowned practitioner in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design. He consults for cities & forward-thinking developers across Canada and the globe, with current or recent engagements that include cities as far away as Sydney, Auckland, Oslo, Helsinki, Groningen and Medellin, and as close as Burlington & London Ontario.

Brent’s establishment of TODERIAN UrbanWORKS in 2012 followed 6 years of significant achievement as Vancouver’s Chief Planner, with accomplishments that included 2010 Winter Olympics-related planning & design, the award-winning EcoDensity and Greenest City Initiatives, and strategies emphasizing a “complete & sustainable city,” not just a livable one.

Brent was also Manager of Centre City Planning + Design, and Chief Subdivision & Neighbourhood Planner, in Calgary Alberta, and an award-winning planning + design consultant for 9 years at the beginning of his career in Ontario, with projects ranging from Toronto to Yellowknife.

Brent is the founding and current President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, Canada’s only regular radio columnist on “City-Making” with CBC Radio, a writer for the Huffington Post and many other publications, and a highly sought-after international collaborator, speaker & teacher on advanced urbanism.