B.E.S., MCIP, RPP
t. +416 367 3535 / 221
Lauren began her professional career as a senior planner with the Toronto firm of Walker Wright Young, before moving to a position as senior portfolio planner with the Management Board Secretariat and Ontario Realty Corporation. In 1995, she joined Coopers & Lybrand, rising to the position of Vice-President in the series of corporate mergers that produced PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 2003, she helped spin PWC’s successful real estate advisory services practice into a new firm, urbanMetrics, which she joined as a partner. As her work and interests increasingly moved away from traditional urban planning and into the economic development field, Lauren helped launch Millier Dickinson Blais as a vehicle for delivering high value consulting assistance to communities and organizations wrestling with their shifting roles in a global economy and challenges and opportunities this can create.
Lauren’s past clients are a diverse group, representing public and private sector interests from all across North America including senior levels of government in both Ontario and Alberta. She is adept at managing the synthesis of a broad range of interests and achieving an outcome that is widely supported by all stakeholders whether this is economic development strategies, cultural development and planning, or community based marketing and investment attraction efforts. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours Planning) degree from the University of Waterloo and is both a Registered Professional Planner and a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She has served for several years as Director on the Board of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario and in 2010 served as President of that organization. She was also invited to sit as a member of the Toronto Board of Trade Economic Development Committee.
Born in Brockville, Ontario, Lauren now lives in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood with her husband Nigel and son Cameron.
Lauren works from our Toronto office and can be contacted on 416.367.3535 ext. 221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.