Urban Studies Program
INI432H1: Special Topics in Urban Studies: Urban Studio: Public Participation in Policy Making
Daniel Fusca is a recognized leader and innovator in municipal civic engagement, with extensive experience in process design and policy development. For five years, he served in Toronto’s Chief Planner’s Office as the Stakeholder Engagement Lead for the City Planning Division. There, he focused on improving the Division’s overall approach to public engagement, bringing new, hard-to-reach voices into planning processes, building the Division’s social media presence, and transforming its approach to communications. He also led the creation of the Toronto Planning Review Panel, an innovative Resident Advisory Committee that is selected through civic lottery, is representative, and provides input into strategic planning initiatives over a two-year term. In September 2019, Daniel began a new role as Manager of Public Consultation for Toronto’s Parks, Forestry, and Recreation Division. In that role, he is building a brand-new engagement practice to support the Division’s capital projects team.