Oliver Hartleben

Oliver Hartleben is an architectural graduate and city planner with a public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. Equally at home in academic, public and private arenas, he believes that the actual value of urban planning lies in “connecting the dots” between different fields, making sense of complex and seemingly unrelated information.

Oliver has worked over 20 years in the planning, architecture and transportation sectors, is currently active on several interdisciplinary IBI Group projects in Canada, the United States, and Latin America, and has a long-standing track record of urban master planning, strategic planning, and in-person and virtual stakeholder outreach exercises.

Currently leading IBI Group’s West Coast Urban Planning and Urban Design Practice, he brings together his multicultural experience in urban planning, urban design, real estate development, community outreach and transportation to creatively identify untapped opportunities for private and public stakeholders alike. He is also in charge of IBI’s R&D unit, TH!NK, and by working on several interdisciplinary IBI Group projects in the United States and Canada, he brings together his multicultural experience in urban planning, urban design, real estate development, community outreach and transportation to  identify untapped opportunities for private and public stakeholders alike.

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