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Jo Flatt, MPP

Senior Lead
Jo Flatt headshot.

Jo leads a number of Evergreen’s initiatives focused on urban sustainability and resilience. She runs the Mid-Sized Cities Program to enhance the social, economic, and environmental prosperity of Ontario’s mid-sized cities. She spearheaded Evergreen’s consultation and research work to shape Toronto’s laneway suites policy and leads the learning network program stream of Future Cities Canada. Jo works with partners and stakeholders to develop potential new urban sustainability solutions and mobilizes to put them into effect. Jo co-teaches how to influence public policy at the University of Toronto and is Chair of the Mid-Sized City Caucus with the Council for Canadian Urbanism. Before joining Evergreen, she worked in urban sustainability and social enterprise consulting. She has a BComm from McGill University and a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Toronto. 

Area of expertise

Mid-Sized Cities

Laneway Suites

Community Engagement

Recent publications

Mid-Sized Cities Research Series Introduction: Making Space for Change

How to be Smart(er) in Mid-Sized Cities in Ontario