Simon O’Byrne, Vice President of Community Development, Stantec, Canada

Simon O’Byrne

Simon O’Byrne is both an award-winning urban designer/planner and Senior Vice President of Community Development for Stantec. As a planning expert, he has been frequently quoted in European and North America media and spoken at many international conferences. Simon has led multi-disciplinary design teams in the planning and successful delivery of large, complex, and politically charged projects. His experience ranges from intensive urban revitalization redevelopments, to the Ice District in Edmonton, to creating resiliency in Hull, UK, to redevelopment of the Alberta Legislature Grounds, to the Saskatoon City Centre Plan, Lower Athabasca Regional Plan, Alberta and Manitoba Capital Region Land Use Plans and the Hunts Point Plan, Bronx, New York. Simon has also been the principal planner on the creation of many master planned communities, brownfield and transit-oriented developments.

Simon was the 2015 Allard Chair in Business for MacEwan University. He has been named as one of Edmonton’s Power 30 by the Edmonton Journal. Alberta Venture magazine named Simon as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Alberta. In 2009, Avenue magazine named Simon as one of the Top 40 Under 40.

Twitter: @Simon_OByrne

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