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Ahmed Abdul Aziz

Urban Planner
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Ahmed is an urban planner and data-driven problem-solver who is passionate about creating spaces and communities designed for people. Growing up in an unplanned city, Ahmed became very interested in the link between human behavior and the planning and design of living spaces. This motivated him to pursue a master’s program at Cornell University exploring behaviorally informed policy design, as well as a second master’s program at York University in urban and regional planning, where he investigated the background and impact of removing parking minimums on new developments in Toronto. 

Having a strong research and analytical background, Ahmed brings an evidence-based and curiosity-led approach to his work as an urban planner. In his prior role at Access Planning, he worked on municipal and regional active and public transit planning projects, for private and public-sector clients such as City of Toronto, Metrolinx, Alta Planning, City of North Vancouver, TransLink and Simon Fraser University. Currently at Urban Strategies, Ahmed is engaged in projects involving development applications, as well as planning analysis such as highest and best use studies, among others. Ahmed aspires to use his diverse knowledge and multidisciplinary experiences to plan and design sustainable, affordable, transit-oriented communities built around the human experience. 

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