Hazel Borys is President of PlaceMakers, Inc., in Canada and PlaceMakers, LLC in the USA, city planning firms working to advance the livability conversation. Borys and her team are passionate about resilient urban and rural places, and believe that diverse, character-rich neighbourhoods can increase social wellbeing, financial resilience, and reverse the velocity of climate change. She guides governments around the world through policy and land use law reforms and helps developers get things built under the form-based bylaws. Hazel is an engineer with an MBA. She is coauthor of the Pandemic Toolkit, Codes Study, and Code Score and serves on the boards of the Manitoba Municipal Board, the Transect Codes Council, and the Winnipeg Foundation.
PlaceMakers will work with WMR to develop a planning tool to help the municipalities visualize complete communities in the region. PlaceMakers will also help facilitate a series of workshops to review how local development plans line up with Draft Plan20-50.