Duly Quoted: Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto's New Chief Planner
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Duly Quoted: Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto’s New Chief Planner

“Walking tells us something about who we are and what it is that we in fact value.”

Jennifer Keesmaat, who will be serving as the new chief planner for the City of Toronto. Here she is giving a TED Talk this spring: 17 straight minutes on the virtues of, yes, walking. A surprising choice in the era of Rob Ford, perhaps—though one that may give hope to many who think we could benefit from a more urbanist approach to planning in Toronto.