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Faculty of Community Services

Blair Scorgie



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  • Land use and policy planning
  • Urban design
  • Campus and waterfront planning
  • Infill and laneway housing
  • Transit-oriented development planning


I am a senior planner and urban designer with SvN, and a contract lecturer at Ryerson University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning. I hold a master of architecture, specializing in urban design, from McGill University (2008) as well as a bachelor of urban and regional planning from Ryerson University (2007). I am a registered professional planner, a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. I am also the former chair of the City of London Urban Design Review Panel (2016).

My diverse project experience includes streetscape and public realm design guidelines; architectural control and private realm design guidelines; infill, intensification and revitalization strategies; neighbourhood character studies; waterfront, campus and district master plans; policy reviews and amendments; development feasibility studies; development applications; witness statements and evidence outlines; and urban design peer reviews.

Current Courses:

Teaching responsibilities:

  • PLG 520: Land Use Planning Studio II
  • PLG 531: Field Research Project I
  • PLG 620: Advanced Planning Studio I
  • PLG 720: Advanced Planning Studio II
  • PLG 731: Advanced Field Research Project I

Teaching interests:

  • Housing access and affordability
  • Complete communities
  • The missing middle
  • Transit-supportive development
  • Tower renewal
  • Employment area protection and adaptation

Position Currently Held:

Contract Lecturer

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