Lydia has 35 years of experience in the consulting industry in Atlantic Canada. As a planner working in both the public and private realms, Lydia has prepared municipal plans, development regulations, and processed amendments, working with councils, residents, stakeholders and special interest groups. In Newfoundland and Labrador, she has worked with many municipal clients completing projects such as: municipal plan and development regulations reviews; regional growth strategies, Integrated Community Sustainability Plans, downtown revitalization plans, park and open space master plans, recreation infrastructure feasibility studies, industrial park green development plans; and design guidelines for development. Lydia is known for her innovative and creative “thinking outside of the box” approach to developing comprehensive public engagement strategies that provide opportunities for participation by all members of the community including children, youth and seniors. She is skilled in conducting user needs analyses, and successful community consultations through visioning exercises, charettes, focus groups, interviews, public meetings and interactive open house sessions, workshops and surveys.
Lydia Lewycky holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Manitoba (1984) and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Winnipeg (1979). She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.