Letter to City of Vaughan Council re: Municipal Housing Pledge – March 7, 2023

This letter was submitted to the City of Vaughan’s Committee of the Whole meeting on March 8, 2023, Item #13. For more on the Missing Middle, read my blog post from January 30, 2023. Implementing the province‚Äôs housing pledge must emphasize development that does not encourage sprawl, which would risk placing future financial pressure onContinue reading “Letter to City of Vaughan Council re: Municipal Housing Pledge – March 7, 2023”

Letter to City of Toronto Executive Committee – July 12, 2022

Today, the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee will be deciding whether to provide staff with more time to consult on a new Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate. Staff’s proposed rate would yield more parkland from development as it is based on density than the current Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate, which is based on site size. StaffContinue reading “Letter to City of Toronto Executive Committee – July 12, 2022”

Biodiversity Finance for Cities

Download the one-pager here. Download the full report here. In early-2020, I wondered how financial markets could help achieve positive conservation outcomes. I worried about disappearing forests and animals. I approached my manager at Sustainalytics pitching an article about conservation finance. Global green bond issuances had come off another record-breaking year reaching USD 257.7 billionContinue reading “Biodiversity Finance for Cities”

Wealthsimple Recap

On January 12, 2021, I gave a lunch and learn session to Wealthsimple staff about my career and The Urban Hulk’s focus. My ambitions are to look at the intersection of responsible investment and urban planning. I spoke about how investors can address deforestation, coastal infrastructure and ecological resilience. A green bond is a fixedContinue reading “Wealthsimple Recap”