Areas of Expertise
Cities for all ages, Equity-based design, Gender equity
The Founder and Director of Plassurban Planning and Design, Kristin brings extensive urban design and planning expertise to all of her projects.
An interdisciplinary scholar-practitioner with a background in architecture, urban design, and international development, Kristin’s intersectional urban planning and design practice is dedicated to addressing inequity and vulnerability in the built environment. Kristin is a Registered Professional Planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners and a member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia. She is the Vice President (Canada) of the Commonwealth Association of Planners, Chair of the Commonwealth Women in Planning Network, and a TeachSDG Ambassador.
In 2018, Kristin was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence for her work toward advancing gender equality in the built environment. Kristin is the author of a multi award-winning book on age-friendly communities and released her second book in June 2020. Kristin is actively involved in global discussions regarding urban planning and design and has participated in two world design summits, two UN Commissions on the Status of Women, a convening of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the 2018 Plan Africa Conference, and two Commonwealth Association of Planners Biennial Business Meetings. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Royal Roads University, where she is investigating the relationship between urban policy, design, and gender equity in the built environment. With a strong background in government, policy, design, and social planning, Kristin has a particular interest in projects that advance equitable, sustainable development objectives locally, nationally, and globally. She firmly believes that public and private interests must work in unison to create great places which, in turn, empower people to create opportunities for themselves and for others.