George Dark, FCSLA, FASLA, OALA , Senior Design Partner at Urban Strategies, is an urban designer, landscape architect and member of both the College of Fellows of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is the recipient of the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA) is the highest honour bestowed on a landscape architect by the CSLA. The medal is intended to honour exceptional landscape architects whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on Canadian society. He is only the second person to ever receive this honour. George has over 40 years of professional experience. Over the past 15 years George’s has developed a focus on the strategic design direction of large scale urban regeneration projects putting him at the center of design decisions for some of the largest urban projects in Canada. George is very active in the charitable and not for profit sectors having served as Board Chair of the Evergreen Foundation of Canada for over 12 years while creating Brickworks , leading to his appointment as Chairman Emeritus of the organization . He is currently Chairman of the Social Innovation Institute at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto and was appointed by the Province of Ontario as a Trustee of the McMichael Canadian Collection Gallery. George chairs the Academic Advisory Council of the Willowbank School of Restoration Arts.