Frank Ducote

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Frank Ducote is one of the most experienced and influential urban designers in Canada, having worked at the municipal level for almost 30 years, and for the last decade as a private consultant. He is specialized in urban design, physical planning and public engagement for creative and feasible outcomes for both private and public sector clients.  Frank served as Senior Planner and Senior Urban Designer for the City of Vancouver… Continue reading

Andy Likuski

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Andy Likuski is an urban planner and software developer who uses technology to improve planning. He integrates emerging web technologies to advocate, visualize, and plan improvements to public space, transit, and cycling. Andy’s strives to make cities happier and more socially connected. He believes that proven urban forms like public plazas and tram lines make for far better places than an over-reliance on isolating technologies like autonomous cars. Andy previously… Continue reading


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Modus is a Vancouver-based consulting firm specializing in planning, urban design and public engagement. With 75 years of experience among its five Principals, Modus tackles tough problems to help communities and developers navigate the transition to sustainability. Our approach is rooted in process excellence, creative urban design, and a razor sharp focus on implementation. We work closely with clients and communities in order to draw out our collective insight and create a lasting legacy of healthy, sustainable projects and communities. Continue reading

Hazel Borys

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Hazel is the Managing Principal of PlaceMakers, where she works to guide governments through zoning reforms — allowing walkable, mixed-use, compact, resilient places to develop by-right — and helps developers to get things built under form-based codes and character-based land use laws of the new economy. Hazel is also the organizer of the Placemaking@Work webinar series, a board member of the Transect Codes Council, co-author of the Codes Study, and a blogger on PlaceShakers. Continue reading