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Pamela Sweet

Miriam MacNeil Director of Campus Planning and Development Parliamentary Precinct Branch (PPB)

Pamela Sweet
Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty
National Capital Commission

Ottawa Profile

Pamela Sweet is a well-known and highly respected member of the planning community in the Capital Region and across Canada. She has over 40 years of extensive experience in land use planning, policy development, urban design, project management and public consultation. From 2001 to early 2017, she was senior vice-president of FOTENN Consultants, one of Ontario’s largest planning and design firms. From 1989 to 2000, as Director of Policy and Infrastructure Planning for the Region of Ottawa-Carleton, she was responsible for the preparation, monitoring and implementation of the Region’s Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, and Water and Wastewater Master Plans. She has been the project leader for a variety of public- and private-sector projects across Canada and in the National Capital Region, has served as president of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and has been honoured with the appointment as Fellow of CIP. She volunteers in several capacities with CIP, including being Co-Chair of the 2019 CIP Conference in Ottawa; and until recently served three terms with the Ottawa Public Library Board. Pamela is currently a member of the National Capital Commission Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty, and has just been appointed to the City of Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation Board. She holds an Honours BA in Geography from Carleton University and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University.