Mitch Kosny

Associate Director Professor Faculty of Community Services School of Urban and Regional Planning Toronto, Ontario mkosny@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7314

Bio/Research

Mitchell Kosny is a past Director (currently Associate Director) of the School of Urban and Regional Planning in Toronto. He has been directly responsible for developing and expanding Ryerson's international activities in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and China and has held positions ...

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Bio/Research

Mitchell Kosny is a past Director (currently Associate Director) of the School of Urban and Regional Planning in Toronto. He has been directly responsible for developing and expanding Ryerson's international activities in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and China and has held positions including Visiting Lecturer at the Fachochschule Frankfurt am Main in Germany and Guest Professor at the Shanghai Polytechnic College of Urban Management. In 2003, he developed the curriculum for a new Planning Program at Alhosn University in Abu Dhabi.

His consistent record of involvement in Toronto's governance is well-known, as is his professional work in the area of strategic planning/management. This includes leadership positions as President-Social Planning Council of Toronto; President-Woodgreen Community Centre of Toronto; Founding Board Member-Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres; Chair-City of Toronto Committee of Adjustment; Chair-City of Toronto Planning Advisory Committee; President-Trillium Housing and consultancies to Human Resources Development Canada to develop economic development strategies for Toronto with a focus on reducing the incidence of homlessness; the City of Toronto on a review of community-based planning activities; and strategic planning/management/facilitation to the City of Toronto Economic Development Division, Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and International Federation of Settlements.

Dr. Kosny is also intimately involved with local planning/governance issues and the political scene in the City of Toronto. He has been Chair of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation of Directors: TCHC, owned by the City of Toronto, is the largest social housing provider in Canada - home to 164,000 residents in 58,000 units across the City. Under his leadership, the revitalization of Regent Park was initiated. Internationally, he has played a lead role on local government capacity building in South Africa, Namibia, Lithuania, Latvia, Palestine, and Russia.

He is a regular commentator and speaker on all aspects of local governance and leadership.


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