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 ('Planning Visually', linked below). In previous roles at the City of Vancouver, Aaron has worked in both long-range policy planning, and development planning/rezoning. He has also done cultural planning with the Chinatown Transformation Team, policy planning on the Vancouver Plan, emergency response for ethnocultural communities with the City's Emergency Operations Centre, and housing portfolio planning 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. He currently works as an Equity Consultant in the City's new Equity Office, collaborating across departments to create organizational change.
- 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