Sami is a founder of Untitled Planning. He recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Planning (MSc Pl), where he dedicated most of his time to Community Economic Development & Housing. Sami also holds an Honours Specialization in Geography from McMaster University.
Sami previously served as a Housing Researcher with the School of Cities, at the University of Toronto. In this role, he focused on three main areas: Informal housing in the GTA, Missing Middle housing in Canada, and policy recommendations for housing affordability, sustainability, and resilience. His diverse interests extend beyond the scope of planning to include Space & Place, Public Health, and Design. Sami's academic background and research experiences have equipped him with a multifaceted perspective and a passion for addressing complex challenges in urban and community development.
Alexandra is a Project Officer at the Infrastructure Institute and a founder of Untitled Planning, and the founder of Urban Limitrophe. She is an urban planner with a Master of Science in Planning (MSc Pl) from the University of Toronto, specializing in community economic development. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, majoring in Human Geography and Urban Studies, with a minor in GIS.
Alexandra's expertise includes cultural planning, coordinating placemaking projects on main streets across Southern Ontario for BIA's economic recovery strategies. Her role involves knowledge mobilization and co-leading award-winning exhibition projects, supporting the Infrastructure Institute’s Social Purpose Real Estate (SPRE) Accelerator, and Creative Mixed-Use Initiative. Alexandra is passionate about researching integrated approaches to urban planning and policy for vibrant communities, sustainable cities, equitable systems, and resilient infrastructure.
Ahmad is a project coordinator and researcher at the University of Toronto’s School of Cities. He is working on research and projects addressing housing with focus on Missing Middle Housing. Ahmad holds a Master of Engineering degree in Cities Engineering and Management from the University of Toronto with emphasis on sustainable buildings and resilience, and has a Civil Engineering background. Before grappling with housing challenges, he worked in the green buildings sector, assisting the transformation into Net Zero globally through the World Green Building Council’s Advancing Net Zero project, and by managing different green policy and renovation projects.
Skills and Interests: Project Coordination, Research, Sustainable Housing Solutions, Missing Middle Housing, Cities Engineering and Management, Resilience Planning, Civil Engineering, Global Net Zero Transition, Green Building Sector, & Policy.
Sara is a mental health epidemiologist based in Nunavut, Canada. Her work focuses on developing health indicators and crafting integrated monitoring tools to enhance the understanding and management of mental health needs in the region. Sara's passion extends beyond her role in public health to encompass climate action. She co-founded Climatable, a Montreal-based non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting Canadian participation in climate initiatives.
Currently, Sara is investigating the effects of the climate crisis on mental health through her Community Fellowship at the Wellness Impact Lab, Dahdaleh Institute, York University, and a project funded by Canada's Art Council. This project specifically examines the mental health impacts of climate change on Syrian immigrants, effectively combining Sara's professional expertise with her personal experiences as a Syrian immigrant. Sara holds Master's degrees in Public Health and Biochemistry from McGill University.
Skills and Interests: Mental Health Epidemiology, Climate Health, Health Data Analytics, Community Engagement, Health System Innovation, Public Health Surveillance, & Program Evaluation.
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