Aaron is an urban planner at the City of Vancouver with a focus in community planning, policy development, social and cultural planning, and equitable planning practices. His research at SCARP examined how policy-makers can better use visuals communicate complex information - these findings are published in a guide for planners called 'Planning Visually' (linked below). While at the City, he has worked in both long-range planning and rezoning for Downtown, the Downtown Eastside, and South Vancouver. He has also done cultural planning on the Chinatown Transformation Team, policy planning on the Vancouver Plan, and emergency response on the Ethnocultural Communities Branch of the Emergency Operation Centre. He is currently a housing planner with the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency. In all of these roles, Aaron is focused on advancing equity and changing the way we do planning to work better for communities. In 2022, Aaron joined SCARP as an Adjunct Professor teaching the PLAN 595 course, Planning with People: Facilitation and Public Engagement.
- A Cultural Lens in Community Planning - Vancouver's Chinatown (Planning West, page 20)
- Connecting Across Cultures: engaging ethnocultural communities in emergency response (Plan Canada, page 14)
- Planning Visually: taking plans off the shelf and into the public
- Connecting Communities: Principles for Musqueam and UBC Collaboration