Jenna Davidson is a versatile planner with a professional focus on contemporary social, cultural, and environmental challenges. She brings a rigour to her work rooted in deep engagement with research, in both an academic environment as well as part of her past professional work for public and private clients. She has worked in the parklands, environmental management, and natural resource sectors, and has a strong research background in environmental law, cultural heritage, sustainability, and community engagement. She brings a global perspective to community outreach, policy analysis, and planning, having visited 21 different countries to volunteer, study, work and travel.
Jenna earned a Double BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria and conveys expertise in ecology and cultural historicism in her work as a planner. She completed a Masters in Environmental Studies and Planning at York University and engages actively in the planning community as a conference speaker, volunteer and participant in professional development settings. In 2019, Jenna was on the Canadian Institute of Planners’ Social Equity Committee to support the development of their Gender Equity Policy. Her work has been recognized at major conferences throughout Ontario, including the Ontario Professional Planners Institute Conference, the Canadian Institute of Planners National Conference, and the International Law Association Conference.