Jake Tobin Garrett, Park People Policy and Planning Manager

November 8, 2021

Clemence Marcastel

Jake Tobin Garrett has been with Park People for seven years as the manager of policy and planning. He leads Park People’s research projects, public life studies, and policy development work, including writing or co-writing numerous reports that have explored urban parks and inclusion, social connection, green infrastructure, density, design trends, governance, and more.

He led the creation and launch of the Canadian City Parks Report, which tracks the trends and challenges facing city parks and has co-authored the 2019 and 2020 reports. Jake has a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto and a background as a reporter and freelance writer where he has covered urban issues.


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