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
Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
University of Ottawa Master Plan2003 - 2015
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.
Burnaby, British Columbia