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Charlotte Wayara

Urban Planner

Charlotte is an Urban Planner and researcher with professional experience in supporting municipal development application reviews and contributing land use policy research and engagement work to development projects in consulting settings. Throughout her diverse professional work, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to applying systems-thinking and multipronged approaches that promote equitable and locally sustainable models for social, cultural and economic development, participatory action research initiatives and engagement practices, and cultural heritage preservation.

Charlotte’s master’s research worked to expand dialogue on public space equity, particularly as it pertains to confronting the regulation and enforcement practices of open spaces in Toronto neighbourhoods during 2020 and underscoring the structural barriers to achieving strong quality of life and holistic health outcomes for marginalized and racialized groups. Charlotte’s volunteer work at a women’s emergency shelter and crisis centre, in social housing operations, and as an active Steering Committee Member for the Toronto Public Space Committee have shaped her interdisciplinary learning and leadership practices. At Urban Strategies, Charlotte is supporting the Housing York Inc. affordable housing project in Markham, as well as the submission process for a mixed-use project with heritage retention at 100 Simcoe Street and the Flemingdon Park project in Toronto.