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Jamie Cook, MCIP, RPP, PLE

Managing Partner and Director, Land Economics

Sector: Land Economics

905-272-3600 ext. 237

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Biography

Since he started at the firm in 2001, Jamie has undertaken numerous forecasting-based assignments, largely for municipal and school board clients.  In this capacity, Jamie has been a key player in developing the firm’s expertise in several core areas, including demographics and growth management, employment lands needs, and economic impact analysis.

His extensive experience in demographics, urban planning and municipal finance enables him to assist clients with a variety of technical assignments related to economic, fiscal and demographic analysis.

Jamie also has a comprehensive background in the policy and legislative framework surrounding municipal finance and planning matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Jamie served as a Policy Advisor with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing.  In this role, Jamie advised the Office for the Greater Toronto Area and the Minister’s office on issues related to land-use planning, municipal infrastructure, telecommunications and regional economic competitiveness.  Jamie was responsible for the completion of research studies, briefing notes, Minister’s responses and cabinet submissions related to GTA-wide issues.

In 2018, Jamie and Jack Ammendolia, Director of Education at Watson, developed the Research, Data Collection & Analysis course for Seneca’s Sustainable Planning & Development program.  The course is foundational for students interested in starting or advancing a career in sustainable land-use planning and community development.

Jamie is an active member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.  He is also a member of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario and the Lambda Alpha International Society of Land Economists.

Jamie is a Professional Land Economist.  He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Queen’s University, and an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from the University of Guelph.

Jamie lives in Oakville. He loves living there because it is a great place to raise his children and spend time with his family.

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