Jennifer Barrett (She/Her)

Managing Director, Programs, Planning and Policy

Jennifer leads CUI’s Applied Solutions Lab, which undertakes research, engagement, partnerships and creative problem solving to shape public policy, implement best practices and help public and private sector leaders build capacity and identify solutions.

Jennifer’s diverse experience in the U.S. and Canada has focused on improving social, environmental and economic outcomes. She has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors including affordable housing, land use planning, social development policy, development analysis and economic development. She strives to improve community engagement to ensure that decisions represent the diversity of each community.

She has served as a municipal representative for the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy and the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention, and as a participating member of the Canadian Institute of Planner’s New Urban Agenda Committee. She is a Registered Professional Planner and holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from McGill University.   

What is your favourite way to spend a day in the city?

Wandering, without a plan.   

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