City Hires New GM of Planning and Development
Brian J. Jackson has been appointed the new General Manager of Planning and Development by the City of Vancouver. He was the unanimous choice of the search committee, which looked at 108 applications from all over the world. He will begin on August 27.
“Brian brings to this role his 32 years of senior planning experience across North America, in both the private and the public sector, along with specific skills in the areas of priority for our Council, like affordability, transit-oriented development, and community consultation,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson in a news release.
“He is keenly aware of the challenges we face and we look forward to him working with our local neighbourhoods, businesses, and not-for-profit communities to implement our vision for the future of Vancouver.”
Over the last four years, Jackson has been the Director of Development and, more recently, the Acting General Manager of Planning and Development for Richmond, BC. He has also led a number of significant planning initiatives across the continent. He was the Manager of Waterfront Planning for the City of Toronto in the 1990s, managed a number of large-scale projects as a Senior Associate for IBI Group, and managed the Metro Gold Line Transit-Oriented Development project in California.
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