Mitchell is an award-winning community builder who specializes in healthy urban planning, design and research. He leads our planning and placemaking work.
Mitchell’s experiments, projects and research have helped clients achieve high standards in health, wellbeing and sociability in cities around the world, including Vancouver, Wuhan, Mexico City and Stockholm. His work is informed by diverse and sometimes unorthodox approaches to urban planning, design, engagement and research. He has helped create smiles from Vancouver to Vijayawada and Denver to Rotterdam. Mitchell has pioneered public space wellbeing assessments, deep engagement approaches and unique experiments on social trust. He has used tactical urbanism interventions to bring life to laneways in Vancouver and other underperforming spaces in cities around the world.
Mitchell received his Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning at Stockholm University in Sweden. His work and insights have been published or broadcast on Next City, CBC News, StarMetro, CBC Radio and more.