Sandy Mackay, BA, MPlan

Sandy Mackay, BA, MPlan

Healthy Community Planner

Sandy is a committed community planner who believes that planning is a powerful tool for equitable and socially motivated growth. He is passionate about public discourse and encourages self-reflective planning practices and progressive policy-making.

 Sandy is a graduate of the Dalhousie University Master of Planning and Mount Allison University Bachelor of Arts programs. He is an experienced public servant and non-profit administrator with a background in multi-stakeholder collaboration, community space design, First Nations and rural community projects, academic research, and active transportation advocacy. He enjoys hiking, cycling, and exploring British Columbia.

Blog Posts

Climate Change, Community Health, and Resilience

Climate Change, Community Health, and Resilience

Nov. 28, 2018 in Articles
Decisions made about how we respond to climate change will impact community health and prosperity. How do we work together to implement practices that both prepare our communities and increase health and well-being? Health agencies, lo...
Creating stronger planners through Reflective Practice

Creating stronger planners through Reflective Practice

Oct. 17, 2018 in Articles
In the last half-century, the planner’s role and responsibilities have changed remarkably. Traditionally, planners worked to build and maintain the infrastructure of the public realm. In contrast, the issues that planners now grapple ...