Hello! I am Jason Syvixay, also known as @DowntownJason.
I am an award-winning urban planner and public relations professional from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
I enthusiastically engage in city building that listens to and empowers community, builds knowledge and capacity, and works towards equity in urban places. As a queer person of colour, I offer a special perspective to the field of city planning. My experience as the “other” in public space plays a significant role in my practice ㅡ in how I perceive people and the skills/perspectives they offer; and how cities are tools toward inclusion and representation. I specialize in community visioning, strategic planning, plan and policy development, marketing and tactical urbanism, and creative stakeholder engagement. I shape, inform, and convene dialogue around pressing urban issues through media platforms such as the Winnipeg Free Press, Plan Canada, Canadian Architect, and Style Manitoba.
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