Habon is an Urban Planner and certified Project Management Professional with experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Her professional background has encompassed multiple disciplines including: community development, waterfront planning and transportation planning and policy. Habon was the project manager and planner on several high profile projects including the award-winning Central Transit Corridor Community Building Strategy in the Region of Waterloo. The Strategy identifies key directions for community building, for place-making and moving people within, to and from the Central Transit Corridor. Most recently Habon was involved in the development of a master plan for a downtown cultural hub in the Town of Oakville. Presently she is managing the creation of a Comprehensive Plan, Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan and Downtown Economic Development Strategy for the City of Troy, NY that will address current and future community needs and planning issues. Habon also provides planning and development approval services for large-scale and complex development applications in Toronto and Mississauga.
As a former DiverseCity Fellow (2009) and member of the Emerging Leaders Network, Habon has worked collaboratively with city leaders to collectively assess and advance proposals that better integrate diverse voices into the city building process. While a Fellow, Habon co-founded Local Democracy Week – an annual event that encourages youth to actively participate in building their schools and communities.