Bio and CV
Kai Okazaki is a Community Planner, focused on areas of affordable housing, climate justice, and sustainable design. He brings experience in various roles within the public sector, where his passion is to tackle complex planning challenges in city design to build for a better, healthier, community and organization.
Kai is a recipient of the Canadian Institute of Planning President's Scholarship for his Capstone on evaluating digital planning tools for inclusive planning practices in Canada's largest 10 immigrant cities. He bring an equity and inclusion lens to his planning practice, allowing to bringing forward critical and collaborative innovations for bettering communities and cities. In addition, Kai has been awarded as the Faculty of Applied Science's Rising Stars of 2018 and received the Design & Innovation Faculty Award for his project in New Westminster on industrial-residential design guidelines in the Queensborough Neighbourhood.
Planning Studio Faculty Award (2018) - Interfaces: A Site Study of Queensborough (Community Partner: City of New Westminster)
Faculty of Applied Science Rising Stars (2018)
Rose Richmond Memorial Bursary (2017)
Canadian Institute of Planning President's Scholarship (2017)
Mitacs Accelerate Recipient (2017)