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Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

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Sandeep Venkataramu

Associate | General Manager
Bengaluru, India

Sandeep Venkataramu
#Associate | General Manager# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Smart Cities#
Bengaluru, India, India
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandeep-venkataramu-36356516
Sandeep is an Architect-Urban Designer with an ardent eye for qualitative reading of urban form, processes and design. With his focus on humanizing urban environments; his works revolve around designing cities and public spaces for people by various means of pedestrian oriented design techniques. His interests are in the realm of accessibility, its impact on urban setting and belief that socio-spatial analysis of urban environments facilitates innovative approach to projects. His portfolio of projects displays an array of expertise in the field of transit-oriented development, master planning, streetscape design, urban design guidelines, city branding and community outreach for diverse scales and contexts in multi-stakeholder environments.
#Asia#
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Adam Wenneman

Associate | Manager, Transportation Planning
Toronto, ON

Adam Wenneman
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Planning# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #CurbIQ# #Transportation# #Curbside Management# ## #Curbside Management# #Transportation# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Parking# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamwenneman/
Adam is a Transportation Planner that has been with IBI Group since completing his MASc in Transportation Planning at the University of Toronto in 2014. His professional expertise is broad and spans strategic transportation planning, transit planning, transportation demand modelling, parking policy, and curbside management. His parking related work is on the leading edge of parking policy, having undertaken one of the first curbside management strategies in North America for the City of Toronto. This parking work intersects with regional planning through projects such as the Hamilton Parking Master Plan, where IBI Group is assessing the parking related impacts of planned rapid transit projects across Hamilton. He has also worked on a range of transportation master plans and regional transportation studies, including the Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan where he led a team in identifying key gaps in the existing and future regional transportation networks. This analysis was an important piece of the RTP and informed the prioritization of regional transit projects. He has worked in both the private and public sectors in the U.S. and Canada and has a strong working knowledge of transportation trends and issues being experienced throughout North America. Adam is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Canadian Parking Association, and has published multiple academic papers.
#North America#
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Ashish Ghate

Director | Deputy Lead, Placemaking
Infrastructure Sector Lead, International
Toronto, ON

Ashish Ghate
#Director | Deputy Lead, Placemaking
Infrastructure Sector Lead, International# #All# #Green# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-ghate-3a48441a/
I don't think placemaking is only about creating functional cities, nor is it just about making space for human activity. It should be able to inspire you, to activate you, to make you feel like you belong
Ashish Ghate is Deputy Lead, Placemaking at IBI, and oversees the International region in the capacity of International Sector Lead, Infrastructure. He is responsible for business growth, team motivation and professional development, while focusing on strong collaborations between our offices and sectors globally. Ashish also serves as the first point of contact for Buildings-sector work within the International region. Ashish graduated with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from McGill University in 2006 after completing his Bachelor of Architecture. He has worked on a variety of award-winning regional planning; transit-oriented-development; master planning, urban design and land use planning projects across North, Central and South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and India. Ashish applies his unique understanding of contextually-appropriate design that embraces the local culture and design excellence, while making an impact on communities across the world.
#North America#
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Paul Lavallee

Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence
Seattle, WA

Paul Lavallee
#Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
As the US Sector Lead, Intelligence, Paul Lavallee is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group’s intelligence practice across the US, working closely with Carl-Henry Piel, James Barbosa, and Ritesh Warade who lead the services, solutions and operations subsectors respectively. Bringing over 30 years of experience as part of IBI Group’s intelligence practice, he has helped organizations at all levels effectively integrate technology into city planning, design and operation, and transform how business is conducted today. He is internationally recognized as a transit technology and revenue collection system specialist with specific expertise in bringing together multi-stakeholder teams and delivering high-profile projects. Paul is a licensed Professional Engineer currently working with thought leaders to help integrate technology into the daily fabric of people’s lives. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Mitch Altier

Associate | Manager, Water Resources Engineering
New Lexington, OH

Mitch Altier
#Associate | Manager, Water Resources Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
New Lexington, Ohio, United States of America
Mitch Altier is responsible for handling water, wastewater, street, and ground/well water projects for local municipalities, counties, and water and sewer districts in New Lexington. As such, he also helps locate funding sources for various communities. His knowledge and skills allow him to successfully lead the municipal engineering team in the New Lexington Office. His specialization extends across all aspects of water and wastewater design. This expertise, coupled with Mitch’s working relationships and communication style, prove valuable when acting as a liaison to project stakeholders.
#Midwest# #North America#
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Jane Juranek

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Jane Juranek
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jane is an enthusiastic, self-starter with a passion for design. She recognizes the expectations of a client and the quality of service that is expected by providing solutions in a timely manner. She has strong organizational skills that provide the ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain tight deadlines.
#North America#
Marc Tan

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Marc Tan
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #P3# #Smart Cities# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-tan-46a9a77/
Marc has experience focusing on transportation operations, Intelligent Transportation Systems, traffic and transit signal operations and transportation planning. His clients have included traffic and transit agencies and governments across the Americas and the United Kingdom, in addition to major international multi-sport event organizing committees. He has been involved with multiple Private-Public-Partnership consortiums, delivering projects such as the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Hurontario LRT. Marc also applied his knowledge of traffic signal controllers and transit signal priority from planning to implementation for Light Rail Transit and Bus Rapid Transit projects in the Greater Toronto Area, Chicago, Boulder, and Albany. Marc has extensive experience with multi-modal transportation operations for major international multi-sport events through his work on the Calgary Olympic / Paralympic Bid Corporation and Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games. For the Calgary Olympic / Paralympic Bid Corporation, Marc worked as the Transportation Lead, working closely with multiple stakeholders to develop the bid’s transportation plan.
#North America#
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Zohra Mutabanna

Associate | General Manager
New Delhi, India

Zohra Mutabanna
#Associate | General Manager# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
New Delhi, India, Asia
Zohra Mutabanna is a city and transportation planner, and urban designer with a wide range of experience in transportation planning, architecture, and urban design through projects in the US and India. Zohra has worked on projects involving transit oriented development, non-motorized transportation planning, streetscape design, transit service planning, microsimulation modeling and transit technologies.She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in City Planning and a concentrated focus in transportation planning and urban design.
#Asia#
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Shari Gratke

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
San Jose, CA

Shari Gratke
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Jose, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shari-gratke-russo-0a275198/
Shari is a Project Manager specializing in K-12 projects and a co-office lead in our San Jose office. With over 20 years of experience in designing education facilities, she has led notable projects in northern California such as the Lincoln Elementary School Modernization and the Cupertino Middle School Modernization for our Cupertino School District client, among many others. A forward-thinking and progressive architect, Shari plays an integral role on projects bringing her experience and confidence to our key clients in education. Shari is a licensed architect in the state of California.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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William (Will) Heywood

Associate | Manager, Stormwater Management
Markham, ON

William (Will) Heywood
#Associate | Manager, Stormwater Management# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Residential# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Markham, Ontario, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/william-heywood-495b4957
Will has extensive progressive engineering experience both in Canada and abroad in the field of Water Resources. He is currently an Associate Manager for the Stormwater Management Solutions and Water Resources teams in Markham. His areas of expertise include hydrologic/hydraulic analysis, watershed studies, stormwater management design (including Low Impact Development (LID)), flood plain analysis, erosion and sediment control, municipal engineering including design of major and minor conveyance systems, highway drainage including culvert and bridge hydraulics, Computer Modelling associated with the above analyses, preparation of tender documents, cost estimates, and specifications for Water Resources projects. As Team Lead, Will is also responsible for engineering project management, technical support, staff coordination, peer review, client relations, and business development. He is a member of the Ontario Good Roads Association Sewer Design Curriculum Development Committee and coordinator and annual lecturer for their Sewer Design course
#North America#
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John Boudreau

Associate | Manager, Geomatics
Edmonton, AB

John Boudreau
#Associate | Manager, Geomatics# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Industrial# #Public Outreach# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-boudreau-4604a568/
John Boudreau has demonstrated expertise in managing multiple land development projects for Land Titles registration purposes by applying excellent time management skills and attention to detail. His strong organizational and interpersonal skills complement the ability to develop and maintain successful relationships with multiple stakeholders that include clients, Municipalities and Alberta Government agencies, engineering and law firms, builders and consultants.
#North America#
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Doug Rodger

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

Doug Rodger
#Studio Associate Director# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Leader# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Glasgow, United Kingdom,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-rodger-74b8a516/
Doug Rodger has over 15 years of experience in the field of information and communication technology, with a specialization in international ITS consultancy and project management. He has developed and delivered a wide range of innovative technology and ITS solutions for a number of high profile clients, improving network monitoring and management, expanding and enhancing travel and traffic information and developing national policy. He has extensive knowledge of major ITS system fundamentals covering analysis, design, specification, procurement, development, implementation and operation. With a comprehensive technical background and excellent, communication and organisational skills he is experienced in effectively managing teams and is responsible for managing IBI Group’s consultants in Scotland. Doug holds a first class Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is PRINCE2 accredited.
#United Kingdom#