Kalle Hakala, RPP, MCIP

I've always been an outdoor person, and now I'm fortunate to be able to put my love for the natural environment toward making the urban environment more sustainable and equitable for everyone.


For 12 years, Kalle worked as a planner in land use policy, environmental policy, and development review with the City of Ottawa. Through this diverse work, he has worked with many multi-disciplinary teams, led countless consultations, and developed a wide range of technical planning skills. He practices outreach in the community through leading walking tours and engaging high-profile personalities to speak at the Urban Forum lecture series. He is always looking to advance ways of making urban environments sustainable and equitable, and function better at the human scale.