Michael de Lint, MA. PLE. has extensive Canadian and global experience in building and planning regulatory system reform and streamlining with a focus on implementing best practices. He also has an extensive international network.
o Director, Regulatory Reform and Technical Standards, RESCON, (part time)
o Founding Board Member, International Building Quality Centre (BCQC), University of Canberra, Australia
o American Planning Association; Association of Ontario Land Economists
o Senior Consultant, World Bank Group, (part time for the last 12 years)
o Diverse educational background: Strong background in math, physics (admitted to faculty of Engineering at U of T switched to environmental studies (to “save the world”); and regional economic development
o Master’s thesis on regional planning (Toronto Centred Region Plan, precursor to Golden Horseshoe Plan)
2019: Author of numerous blogs on RESCON’s site covering a range of issues including topics such as streamlining of planning and development approvals; housing supply and infrastructure:
o Holland: floating trees; air rights and train stations
o A tale of two cities: Shenzhen and San Francisco https://rescon.com/blog/index.php?pid=163&p=2&search=#blt
o With a little common sense, we can have faster approvals and more housing supply
o 2019: Presentation to OBOA (Ontario Building Officials Association) Leadership Forum, “Improving Service Delivery”
o 2018: Principal author of report for RESCON: “Streamlining the Development and Building Approvals Process in Ontario”, July 2018 (RESCON: Residential Construction Council of Ontario).
o 2017: Presentation to CD Howe Institute, “Special Conference: Canada’s Housing Sector: What are we trying to achieve”
o 2017: Contributor to “Ontario’s Tall Building Reference Guide”, published by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
o 2015: Contributing author for World Bank book entitled “Building Regulation for Resilience” by Thomas Moullier.
o 2013: Contributing author for Wold Bank book entitled “Good Practices for Construction Regulation”. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/16612/771000WP0Box3700Regulation0jan02013.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y