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PROFILE - Dr. Wayne Caldwell PhD, MCIP, RPP

 

Wayne is a professor in Rural Planning & Development at the University of Guelph. He also has a career long affiliation with the County of Huron.

 

Academic Background

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experience

Courses

Membership, Awards & Professional Service

Publications & Major Addresses

Recent Videos Featuring Wayne Caldwell

 

 

 

Academic Background

Ph.D. REGIONAL PLANNING & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
1991 University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

 

M.A. GEOGRAPHY, 1982
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

 

B.A. HONOURS GEOGRAPHY, 1980
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

 

Certificate in Economic Development, 1990
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Rural Land Use Planning and Planning Administration
  • Agriculture, its Relationship to the Environment and the Implications for Rural Communities
  • Planning Regulation and Siting Livestock Facilities
  • Governance of Planning and Development
  • Farmland Preservation
  • Facilitation, Conflict Resolution and Public Participation

     

Professional Experience

Wayne is a professor in the School of Environmental Designand Rural Development (Rural/Planning ) at the University of Guelph. He also has a career long affiliation with the County of Huron. Details are as follows:

 

Rural Planning and Development

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

 

County of Huron Department of Planning & Development

Goderich, Ontario
The department is responsible for land use planning, economic development, tourism co-ordination, waste management master planning, and energy co-ordination. Duties include administrative and professional planning involvement in all of these areas.

 

Caldwell Consulting, President

Specializing in the planning needs of rural communities. Specific services include research, facilitation, group processes and education.

 

Courses

Graduate Courses

  • Rural Planning Methods
  • Public Administration in Rural Communities
  • Agricultural Land Use Planning
  • Rural Land Use Planning
  • Facilitation Techniques
  • Planning and Development in the United States
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) - Strategies for Responding to Rural Land Use Conflicts (an Ontario - U.S. comparison)
  • Planning and Intercultural Communications (reading course)
  • Community Economic Development (reading course)
  • Foundations in Planning Practice
  • Advanced Planning Practice

 

Undergraduate Courses

  • Urban and Regional Planning (in Landscape Architecture)
  • Rural Development Policy (in Agricultural Economics)

 

Professional Development Courses

  • Rural Municipal Workshop Series, Rural Planning and Nutrient Management (2000, 2001)
  • Environmental Considerations in Land Use Planning (taught in South Africa during January and February, 1997)
  • Community Economic Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation (1993)

 

Membership, Awards & Professional Service

Recent Awards

  • The Ontario Professional Planners Institute created the Dr. Wayne Caldwell, 2010 Scholarship "in honor and recognition of Dr. Wayne Caldwell's service and leadership as President of OPPI". The scholarship will be awarded to a student member who is making an important contribution in the field of planning for food in the form of planning research and/or community engagement.
  • Ontario Professional Planning Award of Excellence, Research/New directions Category.Jurisdictional Analysis and Best Practice for Land Use planning Affecting Direct Marketing and Agri-tourism Operations in Ontario (2007)
  • Canadian Institute of Planners - Award for Planning Excellence Rural/Small Town Category. Conflict Resolution in Rural Ontario:Strategies for Responding to the Environmental, Economic and Social Impacts of Agriculture (2006)
  • Ontario Professional Planning Award of Excellence, Research/New Directions Category. Conflict Resolution in Rural Ontario: Strategies for Responding to the Environmental, Economic and Social Impacts of Agriculture (2005)
  • Ontario Professional Planning Member Service Award (2005)
  • Ontario Professional Planning Award of Excellence, Research/New Directions Category. Farmland Preservation: An Assessment of the Impact of Rural Non-Farm Development on the Viability of Ontario's Agricultural Industry (2004)
  • University of Guelph, Faculty Association Professional Teaching Award (2003)
  • Ontario Professional Planning Award of Excellence (District Merit Award and Provincial Outstanding Planning Award) for Rural Planning and Nutrient Management (2001)
  • Ministry of Natural Resources Award (Huron Perth) for Outstanding Commitment and Leadership (2001)
  • Ontario Professional Planning Award of Excellence (District and Provincial Outstanding Planning Award) for Community Action Kit (1999)

 

Professional Memberships

  • Member Canadian Institute of Planners (1986-present)
  • Registered Professional Planner, Ontario Professional Planners Institute
    (1986-present)

 

Professional Service (selected)

  • Council, Canadian Institute of Planners (2010 to 2012)
  • President, Association of Canadian University Planning Programs (2010 to present)
  • Examiner, Ontario Professional Planners Institute (1993 to present)
  • Chair, OPPI Symposium (2010)
  • President (Elected), Ontario Professional Planners Institute (2007 to 2009)
  • Director, Sustainable Rural Communities, University of Guelph, OMAFRA partnership (2007 to 2009)
  • President-Elect, Ontario Professional Planners Institute (2005 to 2007)
  • Council, Canadian Institute of Planners (2005 to 2007)
  • Chair, Canadian Institute of Planners, National Policy Committee (2005 to 2007)
  • Chair, OPPI Agricultural Working Group (2004 to 2005)
  • Rural Ontario Council, Past Chair (2003 to 2005)
  • Chair, Provincial Nutrient Management Advisory Committee (2003 to 2004)
  • Chair, Southwest District of OPPI Membership Committee (2003 to 2004)
  • Lake Huron Coastal Conservation Centre, Founding Member, Vice-Chair (1997 to 2004)
  • Rural Ontario Council, Chair (1999 to 2003)
  • Chair, Planning Studies and Reports, OPPI Excellence in Planning Awards (2002)
  • Task Force Panel Member appointed by Provincial Government, Ontario Smart Growth (2001)
  • Huron Stewardship Council, Founding Member and Chair (1995 to 2001)
  • Juror, OPPI Excellence in Planning Awards (1997 to 1999, 2001)
  • Member, Publications Committee, Ontario Professional Planners Institute (1993 to 2000)
  • Rural Ontario Council, Chair, Research Committee (1999)
  • Rural Ontario Council, Founding Member (1997)
  • OPPI Representative on Provincial Committee to develop an approach to Siting Large Livestock Facilities

 

Recent Videos Featuring Wayne Caldwell