Big-picture planner

Sean leads a Toronto-based professional planning practice; leveraging over 19 years of experience in municipal policy, development approvals, transit infrastructure and communications to help public and private sector clients do great things. Inspiring Sean is a passion for cities and helping people, and opportunities to contribute to a larger legacy of lasting public good.

Sean has a unique blend of abilities and proven experience that are at the intersection of a wide range of planning disciplines and sectors. Sean has the ability to integrate many services into projects, to best suit clients' needs; working independently or in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams. Contact Sean for help with:

  • land use policy reviews and formulation
  • implementation strategies and guidelines
  • facilitation, public engagement and communications
  • development applications and expert testimony at Ontario Municipal Board

Switching Tracks

Rosa Parks made civil rights history on a public transportation system. Justice and equity are not abstract concepts and we keep struggling to get things right – even in traffic and transit. Expert in global sub/urban futures, professor Dr. Roger Keil, and big-picture planner Sean Hertel, talk about Toronto’s systemic segregation, the difference between equality and equity, transit equity, the Metrolinx $50 billion dollar plan to counteract structural inequities as well as tools and methods to bring about equity. 

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