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Elyse Parker

Title: Director, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services, City of Toronto
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Elyse Parker

Elyse Parker is the Director of Policy and Innovation, Transportation Services at the City of Toronto.

She has degrees in Landscape Architecture (University of Toronto), American Studies (Heritage Preservation (Boston University) and Landscape Architecture in Urban Design (Harvard University).     She received a 2008 Ontario Association of Landscape Architects award for Public Practice and a 2012 Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for professional contribution to Canadian municipalities.

Her particular passion is “Everyday Urbanism”, the small interventions and design moves that build and shape cities incrementally and have an extraordinary impact on the everyday lives of the public.