Mary Castel, Partner, leads Urban Strategies’ Business Development and Communications. She works with teams to develop social media strategies for public and stakeholder engagement, and founded the Urban Strategies® Academy, a collaborative employee education program that acts as a knowledge accelerator and cultural incubator. She co-led the development of Community Compass®, Urban Strategies’ proprietary online engagement/survey tool that incorporates sophisticated interactive mapping functions that allows for deep analysis of how community members interact with their environment. She is the Communications Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Toronto Chapter, and is a founding member of the Women’s Development Collaborative. She has written for Spacing magazine and is a regular blogger on urban issues.
Director, Business Development + Communications
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
2013 - Present
Urban Strategies provides planning consulting advice for the development of Yorkdale Mall. This has been an ongoing consulting relationship that has extended for the past 10 years.
Places to Grow
1998 - 2011
Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Toronto Tall Buildings2007 - 2008
Strathcona County, Alberta