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We are a small dedicated team that has worked together over several years and projects.

Who we are


Melissa Ayers

Melissa’s expertise is focused on municipal implementation processes that achieve policy and strategic goals. She has significant experience in land use regulations, housing, recreation, and economic development. Melissa has won awards for her ability to translate new ideas into practical, attainable outcomes for municipalities.

Dean Raven

Graphic designer & Art director

Taylor Felt

Taylor is recent graduate of the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary with unique experience working on participatory planning initiatives with Sustainable Calgary and HIVE Developments. His recommendations for better active transportation planning have been adopted and are being implemented by ActivateYYC throughout Calgary. He has a passion for walkability, healthy communities, and land use planning.


Tanya Markovic

Tanya is a recent Masters of Planning graduate from the School of Architecture and Planning at Dalhousie University, with a focus in accessibility, place making, and public engagement. As a new addition to Plateia Planning, Tanya has been researching zoning approaches and techniques throughout Canada. She has participated in the development of the City of Halifax’s Centre Plan Bylaw, which has become a go-to standard for mid-sized cities in Canada on integrating incentive and performance zoning tools.