Marnie has a Masters of Science in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto, and has worked in five global cities over the past two decades — Sydney, Toronto, New York, Vancouver, and Athens. Her areas of expertise include urban planning and policy, strategic communications, stakeholder engagement and government relations, and she has demonstrated skill in bringing national and international coalitions and networks together to advocate for local solutions to global issues.

She is a strategic partnerships advisor providing government, non-profit and private sector clients in North America and Europe with government relations, stakeholder, communications and funding strategies.

Marnie divides her time between Vancouver, Canada and Athens, Greece.

Book Review – Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale (Chelsea Green, 2017) Reading Human Scale Revisited by Kirkpatrick Sale from Athens, Greece during a global... Read More

City Living During a Global Health Pandemic

Reading the headlines these days is a sure way to become panicked, scared and pessimistic. It feels like the world is ending, and... Read More

Book Review—Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run and Win the Fight for Effective Transit

Author: Steven Higashide (Island Press, 2019) Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run and Win the Fight for Effective Transit is... Read More

Vancouver’s Municipal Roadmap for Athens: 5 Tips For A Smooth Transition at City Hall

The City of Athens, Greece elected a new Mayor on June 2, 2019 — the youngest in the city’s history at 41 years old — in a landslide... Read More

Taxis in Vancouver: What can we learn from Athens?

As many people in metro Vancouver know, the current taxi system doesn’t work. More often than not, you can almost miss a flight to the... Read More