ADAM BENTLEY

Planner . Filmmaker . Edmontonian

Adam Bentley – Curriculum Vitae

ADAM BENTLEY
Urban and Regional Planner

adambentley@hotmail.com
Phone: 613-406-4453

My diverse experiences have taught me to pay close attention to people’s perceptions of and reactions to their surroundings. I intend to combine skills gained from all my experiences to develop new and creative solutions to planning problems.

EDUCATION
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (Queen’s University, 2010)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours): Film & Media / Political Studies (Queen’s University, 2008)
Ontario Secondary School Diploma: French Immersion (Nepean High School, 2004)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
Planning
•   Land Use / Real Estate
•   Community Design
•   Social / Housing
•   Transportation
•   Accessibility
•   Public Participation
•   Ecological Monitoring
•   GIS / Mapping
•   Advocacy / Ethics
•   Development Review

Other
•   French: Oral, Reading, Written
•   Communication
•   Teamwork
•   Research
•   Film Production
•   Valid Driver’s License
•   Digital & Print Publishing
•   Federal, Provincial & City  Security Clearance

WORK EXPERIENCE
Dharma Developments: Development Planner (2011)
Ontario Realty Corporation: Planning Intern (2010)
Government of Canada: Department of National Defence, Realty Policy and Plans: Capital Investment Plan (Infrastructure) Intern (2009)
Queen’s University, Department of Film & Media: Course Facilitator (2008 – 2010)
Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada: Research and Communications Assistant (2008)
Opinion Search: Market Study Interviewer (2006)

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
City of Ottawa: Planning & Growth Management: Planning Process Assistant (2011)
Queen’s Model Parliament: Delegate, Minister, Senator (2006 – 2008)
Science ’44 Student Housing Co-operative: Monthly Newsletter Editor (2006 – 2007)
Focus Film Festival: Participant (2005 – 2008)
Kingston Canadian Film Festival: Publicity and Events Volunteer (2005 – 2010)
Queen’s University: Municipal Issues Committee, Student Property Assessment Team (2005 – 2007)

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
Publication: “Dreaming in Colour: The story behind Ottawa’s World-Class Transit Map” Spacing Ottawa (May 9 2011)
Publication: “Too Small for a Park, too Awkward to Sell? There’s a Community Design Plan for that.” Spacing Ottawa (Jan. 11 2011)
2008-2009 Queen’s Graduate Award (Queen’s University, School of Graduate Studies & Research)

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP
Canadian Institute of Planners/ Ontario Professional Planners Institute (Student)
SAW Video, Ottawa

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
Canadian Institute of Planners: Montreal, PQ (2010)
Invisible Cities: Urban Biodiversity: Toronto, ON (2010)
Canadian Association of Planning Students (CAPS) (presented group project): Guelph, ON (2010)
Strength in Services Summit: Toronto, ON (2009)
Canadian Association of Planning Students: Montreal, PQ (2009)

COMPUTER SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
•     ArcGIS
•     Final Cut Pro
•     Google Docs
•     Google SketchUp
•     MAP
•     Microsoft Office

RECENT WORK
Film: Call of the City (2011) – In Post Production
Jenn, age 18, lives with her disabled father in rural Ontario. When she is accepted to a prestigious art college in Toronto, she must decide whether to pursue her passion for photography in the big city or fulfill her obligation stay home to care for her father.

Vision: Ottawa-Gatineau Rapid Transit Plan (2010)
Implementing a regional rapid transit network requires sustained, long-term, and visionary planning and development policies. I prepared a visually engaging regional rapid transit plan for the National Capital Region that would quickly and easily transport people to and from every major activity hub. When published on May 9th 2011, an article about the plan became the widest circulated edition of Spacing Ottawa to date.

Master’s Report: Transit-Oriented Development in Smith’s Falls, Ontario (2010)
While VIA Rail moves its Smith’s Falls station from the town’s centre to its periphery, Ottawa proposes commuter rail between the two urban centres. From detailed site visits, policy analysis, and interviews, this report (which can be viewed online) concluded that the central location is better for encouraging transit-oriented development and makes transit-friendly recommendations for the vicinities of both stations.

Group Project: Residential Intensification in Kingston’s Near-University Neighbourhoods (2009)
Many houses around Queen’s University have been converted into controversial high-capacity rentals for students. With support from case studies, interviews, and an interactive workshop, this report for the City of Kingston and presented at the 2010 Canadian Association of Planning Students conference defined the best types and locations for proper residential intensification near Queens’ urban campuses.

Plan: South Fairfield Heights Community Plan (2009)
Surplus open space from a new section of Transitway is the catalyst for finding new strategies to attract people to neglected public space in this leafy Ottawa neighbourhood. Various stakeholders were consulted in preparation of this plan for a city councillor, which was published January 11 2011 in Spacing Ottawa.

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