About the Principal: Ian D. Robertson, MCIP
Ian Robertson is an accomplished senior executive with diversified planning and management experience in both the public and private sector. A resourceful, professional land use planner, Mr. Robertson has worked in five provinces and three northern territories. He has a reputation as a thorough, creative problem solver committed to finding environmentally sound and culturally appropriate solutions.
Mr. Robertson's commitment to good planning is evident in his range of accomplishments. He has worked on problems of single industry resource towns (Uranium City, Saskatchewan); the creation of arctic national parks (Quttinirpaaq, Ivvavik, Vuntut); the preparation of regional land use plans (Lancaster Sound, Beaufort/Mackenzie Delta); land claims (Yukon, N.W.T.); the creation of the Yukon's first ecological reserve (Coal River Springs); park policy and system plans (arctic national parks, Yukon Territorial Park System); linear corridor development (Alaska Highway Pipeline/Dempster lateral); and technology transfer (Canada/Yukon Remote Sensing Technology Transfer Agreement). He has examined a number of community development issues ranging from aviation, community planning, land development and tourism working with stakeholder groups and Steering Committees to prepare meaningful solutions.
Ian Robertson has held directorships in a national conservation organisation, provincial public advisory committee, city heritage association, and University of Waterloo senate. He is an active member of the Canadian Institute of Planners promoting northern planning interests. In 1989, a video introducing land use planning to native people prepared by his staff received the Institute's highest award for professional excellence.
During his tenure as a senior civil servant, Mr. Robertson represented both the Northwest Territories and Yukon in a variety of intergovernmental land use forums involving lands administration, land use planning and parks.
Mr. Robertson is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, Consulting Engineers of Yukon, Yukon Civil Air Search & Rescue Association, and a variety of related industry organizations in the parks, tourism, planning and economic development fields.