Paul Shaker is a Principal and co-founder of Civicplan. Paul has over 15 years of experience in the realm of progressive placemaking. His work blends strategic thinking, planning policy, research, and public engagement into concrete plans that help citizens shape their communities. Paul’s project experience includes participatory planning campaigns, award-winning district development plans, neighbourhood renewal strategies, and alternative transportation planning. The breadth of his experience spans the private, non-profit and public sectors at both the federal and municipal levels, which gives him an understanding of community planning in a variety of environments. Paul holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario.