Tessa is a Registered Professional Planner and a Principal at Urban Strategies with diverse experience in planning, design, stakeholder consultation and public engagement. With over 15 years of experience, Tessa’s work encompasses community and transportation planning, policy development, engagement, and project management. Tessa’s has experience in land use, development planning and municipal processes and is driven by passion for the intersection of land use and transportation and a desire to improve people’s experiences walking, cycling, taking transit and living in transit-oriented neighbourhoods. She has extensive experience designing and leading engagement processes, supporting municipalities in the development of land use plans, and working with complex, multi-disciplinary teams.
Prior to joining Urban Strategies, Tessa was a Manager at TransLink where she worked with municipal stakeholders on the coordination of land use and transportation investment, advancing the accessibility of TransLink’s infrastructure and services, and transit network planning. Recent project experience includes contributions to the Port Moody Centre TOD, Jericho Lands Transit Integration Plan, and UBC’s Campus-Wide Mobility Frameworks. In her previous municipal work, Tessa helped to deliver the Official Community Plan update for the City of North Vancouver and led permit and development applications for residential, commercial and industrial properties.