Anne McIlroy, BFA, B.Arch / FRAIC, RPP, FCIP
Principal, Brook McIlroy
Anne McIlroy is a Principal of Brook McIlroy, and has over thirty years of experience as an urban designer and project manager for urban design projects in Canada and the United States. Anne has particular expertise with sustainable university, waterfront and community master plans and urban design guidelines.
Anne is the vice-chair of the National Capital Commission Advisory Committee on Planning Design and Realty (2014 to present) and Chair of the Toronto Community and Housing Design Review Panel (2012 to present). Anne is a recognized expert in public consultation and serves as a Juror for Urban Design Award programs throughout Canada and the United States. She speaks regularly as a sessional lecturer for universities and on topics of sustainable community design
Antonio Gόmez-Palacio, Arq. MES, RPP, MCIP, MRAIC
Antonio’s professional experience and research focuses on the intersection of architecture, planning and urban design. He is internationally recognized for transforming cities into vibrant urban places, which respond to their social, economic and environmental context. Antonio has worked on a wide range of projects focused on urban intensification, master planning, mixed-use, transit, heritage, economic development and sustainability, as facilitated through participatory processes.
In addition to making a difference in communities through his professional practice, Antonio has acted as the Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects and Vaughan’s Design Review Panel, and is involved with a number of industry initiatives and organizations including the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Urban Transit Association. Antonio is a founding partner of DIALOG and formerly of Office for Urbanism. In 2018 he was named to the RAIC College of Fellows in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the design community.
Joseli Macedo, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Planning, Dalhousie University
Joseli Macedo is a Professor in the School of Planning and former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at Dalhousie University. Prior to joining Dalhousie, she was Head of School of Design and the Built Environment at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. At the University of Florida, in the U.S., Joseli served as Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Director of the Center for International Design and Planning, and Affiliate Faculty in the Center for Latin American Studies and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment A Fulbright-Nehru scholar, she has taught and conducted research in the Americas, India and Australia in the areas of sustainable cities, urban design, and international development planning for over 25 years.
She is the author of several articles and book chapters on land policy and land tenure, housing policy, city design and urban form, urban planning history, and pedagogy. Joseli has also served as a consultant to the World Bank in the U.S. and to the GAIA Consortium in Brazil.