Boris holds a Master of Planning degree and a Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Calgary. As a Planner at O2, Boris contributes to various planning projects that focus on spatially explicit community and land use planning, planning scenario modelling and visualization, as well as policy development. His previous academic and professional experiences complement his current interests in scenario based community design and master planning, communication and engagement strategy design, and innovative planning policy development.
His multidisciplinary academic experience and research spans the fields of health research, urban planning and communication design, focusing on topics like planning scenario modelling and visualization, graphic and written communication strategies for public engagement processes, as well as the impact of the built form environment on health and physical activity outcomes. During his post-graduate work, Boris was a founding contributor of makeCalgary talk, a collaborative effort by the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design to foster broader conversation about architecture, urban design and planning issues amongst Calgarians. Most recently, Boris explored corridor revitalization, infill guidelines and brownfield redevelopment strategies as part of a community planning and visioning process undertaken for the Calgary community of Highland Park.