Throughout her career, Karen has been acknowledged as a visionary leader with the skills, passions and experience to collaboratively build solutions to some of urban planning’s most challenging issues. Here are some thoughts about the value and leadership KF&A can bring to your project.

Fellow Urban Citizens

“Karen Farbridge has been the best municipal leader in Canada in advancing a sustainable city future.  Adding to that is the most advanced community energy plan in the country.  Ever since I was in Guelph a few years ago to kick off the Guelph sustainable city citizen’s engagement process, I’ve followed Guelph’s incredible progress and success under Mayor Farbridge’s leadership.”

Michael Harcourt, former Mayor of Vancouver & former Premier of British Columbia

“Karen is a change agent who can effectively challenge status quo thinking and approaches to provoke new conversations and inspire innovation.”

Kate Power, Executive Director, Family Counselling & Support Services for Guelph-Wellington

“Karen’s vision for the renewal of our downtown will not only pay economic dividends to the entire city through the growth of the tax base but has established a positive environment for collaboration and innovation.  Her consensus-oriented approach has helped to bring together players from every sector and political leaning to create exciting initiatives.”

Doug Minett, co-founder of The Bookshelf & CEO, Talonedge

In the Media

Karen and her work have often been featured in national media. Recent coverage includes:

Guelph emerges as national leader in renewable energy jobs – January 6, 2015, Guelph Mercury, May Warren

As Toronto dithers, Guelph sets sight on 21st century – October 2014 Toronto Star, Don Tapscott

How does a forward thinking urban mayor sleep at night in the era of climate change? – April 2013, Toronto Sustainability Seminar Series, Brad Zarnett