Strategic Planner of the City of Edmonton, Canada
Susan Holdsworth is a manager of the WinterCity Edmonton initiative that draws citizens together to make winter more vibrant and exciting and to fully embrace the winter spirit in Edmonton. Susan was the City lead during the development of the WinterCity Strategy and is now the lead for implementation of this award-winning initiative. Edmonton is now seen as leading the way in the winter cities movement, and Edmontonians are well on their way to embracing all the potential of their gorgeous winters.
An urban planner by background, she has worked in three countries — UK, US, and Zimbamwe — for NGOs and local governments. Following her passions, she also has certificates in urban design and public participation. She was also the project manager for the creation of Planning Academy, a public education initiative of the City of Edmonton.