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Yasmin Afshar

Urban Planner

Yasmin is an urban planner with experience focused around the interplay between planning policy, urban design and community engagement on projects across Canada. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning, with specializations in Urban Design and Land Development. At Urban Strategies, Yasmin is currently working on development approvals for the Don Summerville community.

Yasmin’s background includes a range of studies and initiatives for both public and private sector clients. Her areas of focus include transit-oriented development, intensification and revitalization, and infill within established neighbourhoods. She has also contributed to a variety of official plan and zoning by-law reviews, public realm projects, and growth management strategies. Through all of her work, Yasmin’s ability to understand various positionalities and strategically communicate solutions for different audiences on a visual, written, and verbal level have been integral to the success of her projects to-date.

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