Juliet Van Vliet MA 2012

Current Work:  Community Planner, Resolve Planning Services, private consulting

I graduated from SCARP in 2012 having finished a project called “The Language of Planning: Communication and Indigenous Community Planning.” The video portion of my project was awarded as one of the top five video submissions to the 2013 Canadian Institute of Planners Infuse conference. While I was at SCARP I was working for EcoPlan International, a small Vancouver-based planning consultancy. While at EcoPlan, I was afforded the opportunity to work with exceptional mentors, and work with First Nations communities in BC, Alberta and Ontario on award-winning plans. I was awarded a MITACS internship to support EcoPlan’s traditional land use study with the Metis Settlements of Alberta.

After graduation, I worked in a planning capacity for local governments until 2014, including the District of Tofino and the District of Lake Country, processing development applications and working on policy planning projects such as the District of Tofino zoning bylaw review and the District of Tofino Official Community Plan Update. The Union of BC Municipalities awarded the District of Tofino with a community excellence achievement award in biodiversity conservation for the Mudflats Development Permit Area guidelines, which were part of the OCP update, and ongoing work with the Mudflats Advisory Committee.

I am presently working as a Community Planner for my own small planning consultancy on Vancouver Island, Resolve Planning Services. My work is varied from policy and development work with municipalities to resource management work with fisheries. I am a volunteer fire fighter with the Tofino Volunteer Fire Department and I am broadening my understanding of emergency management through ongoing coursework.