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Martina Braunstein-Scuderi

BES, MLA
Associate
E: mbraunstein@dillon.ca

Bio

Martina is a landscape planner with over 10 years of experience in waterfront and park planning and design, open space design, public art integration, streetscape and urban design projects that are integrated with climate change resiliency and ecological design. Martina has experience in cultural heritage planning, strategic planning, trail design, campground design and community engagement. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, with a specialization in urban design from University of Waterloo, and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Toronto. She continues to instruct urban design studios at the University of Waterloo and was a key member on Dillon’s award-winning team for the Urban Land Institute International Design Competition for Toronto’s Central Waterfront in 2014.

Northern Corridor Buffer Zone Area Specific Master Plan - Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia

Dillon developed the Scope Book and Basis for Urban Design in support of the Area Specific Master Plan (ASMP) for the Northern Corridor Buffer Zone (NCBZ) of Jubail Industrial City (JIC). The ASMP provided long-term land use, transportation, infrastructure, urban design and environmental management plans and policies to ensure that development within the study area occured in a rational and sustainable manner.

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Inundation: Moving Beyond Toronto's Blue Edge - Toronto, ON

The Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Initiative invited members of the general public, architects, designers, planners, artists, engineers, students and members of the development community, both locally and internationally, to participate in it’s unique inaugural design competition by creating compelling visions and plans to connect the City of Toronto with its currently underutilized waterfront. The competition encouraged people to create ideas with practical solutions that address this long-standing land use and connection issue. Dillon developed Inundation as a bold competition design plan that imagined Toronto’s waterfront in 2114.

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Back to the River: Forest City, River City - London, ON

The Thames plays a central role in defining the social, cultural, civic and economic possibilities for London’s residents, workers and visitors. The City is experiencing a confluence of planning opportunities that will catalyze transformational changes in the fabric of London, making this the most opportune time to come Back to the River. In partnership with Stoss, Dillon was a design finalist for the community mobilization initiative to revitalize a 5km stretch of the river. Given the sensitivity of the river environment, and the challenges of flood mitigation, we proposed a strategy to build on the characteristics of existing natural and social environments.

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North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan - Oakville, ON

Green infrastructure, such as an urban forest, has extensive abilities to integrate sustainability themes of human health and quality of life, regeneration of ecosystems, climate change resilience and economic savings as a result of improved synergies between the urban and natural environments. Green infrastructure was placed at the top of the Town’s planning agenda with a mandate to achieve 40% urban forest canopy coverage by 2057. 

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Waterfront Strategy and Master Plan - Meaford, ON

The Meaford waterfront meets the diverse interests of the community, including motorized and non-motorized boating, passive and active recreation, events, natural refuge, natural habitat, recreational fishing and traditional uses of the Aboriginal. The Municipality of Meaford retained Dillon to prepare a waterfront strategy and master plan that draws symbiotic connections to the downtown area. 

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County Court Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) - Brampton, ON

The County Court SNAP, Phase 3, is an innovative, integrated and measurable climate change resiliency strategy retrofit in Brampton, ON. Dillon led a multidisciplinary team to work with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and their project partners - City of Brampton, Region of Peel, Peel Village Golf Course and Brampton Golf Club - in carrying out detailed technical work that confirmed the final strategies, neighbourhood concept plans and consultation process that identified perceived local barriers and behavioral strategies to improve community-based implementation.

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Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway - Windsor / Essex, ON

The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway is the roadway component of the Detroit River’sNew International Trade Crossing. Federal, provincial and state governments in the United States and Canada partnered to find a solution that provides safe, efficient and secure movement of people and goods across the border. The project, previously called the Windsor Essex Parkway, has an anticipated capital cost of $1.6B (CDN) is being delivered as an Alternative Finance Procurement (AFP). Once complete the new parkway will provide uninterrupted traffic flow. This is the most significant highway investment being made in Ontario. 

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