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Michael von HausenMichael von Hausen is President of MVH Urban Planning & Design Inc., a firm that specializes in sensitive land development planning, sustainable urban design, group facilitation, and community partnerships. He brings over 30 years of public and private land development, planning, and design experience from across North America. He uniquely blends planning, design and economics to find sustainable “soft touch” development solutions that balance higher economic, cultural, and environmental gains.

Since graduating from Harvard University in 1980, Mr. von Hausen has continued to combine his professional practice with research and university teaching to develop cutting-edge solutions.

Mr. von Hausen’s professional work has received national and international recognition. He combines this recognition with proven skills in group facilitation, project approvals and management from feasibility through to construction. He holds a Masters degree in Urban Design from Harvard University with a specialty in land development economics. He is a past Director of the Surrey Foundation and a former member of the City of Surrey Urban Design Panel. Michael is chief instructor and curriculum coordinator of the Urban Design Certificate Program at Simon Fraser University and is adjunct professor in the graduate urban studies Program at Simon Fraser University.

Michael was honored by the Who's Who for Professional and Executives in 2012. He was also selected to sit on the Placemakers Leadership Council of Projects for Public Spaces, New York in 2013.

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