Lubna Alli is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto with an HBA in City Planning and Public Policy. She has lived and studied in Italy, Czech Republic, and Spain. In 2019, she was awarded a scholarship to join Masters of Planning students in Tokyo, Japan for a collaborative urban design seminar at the University of Tsukuba.
She was also selected to be a Daughter of the Vote and join 337 other womxn in Ottawa for a historic womxn only seating in the Parliament of Canada, representing the riding of Ajax for The Honourable MP Mark Holland. Prior to this, Lubna placed 1st in the UTSC: 50 Years Later Case Competition for her redesign of the proposed University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Master Plan.
In her time as a Parks Planning Intern with The Town of Whitby she was put on three major projects: to write the Terms of Reference for the redesign of Cullen Central Park and Brooklin Memorial Park, to conduct tree canopy level and park asset analysis at a Town wide scale, and to run public consultations in partnership with PROCESS for the Town's first ever Culture Plan.
In 2019, Lubna was also granted a $2,000 Urban Research Fellowship with the School of Cities as a Student Academy Fellow, where her research on housing injustice in the City of Toronto won the School of Cities Award for Impact and Innovation. Having received a second round of research funding, Lubna now serves as a Peer Mentor for the Academy’s Cities of Inequalities group where she focuses on the importance of anti-oppression work when shaping the cities of tomorrow.
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