Kosny, Mitchell

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Mitchell Kosny is currently on the faculty of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson. He received his MRCP from the University of Oklahoma in 1974 and his PHd from the University of Waterloo in 1978. Dr. Kosny has served in the past as the Director of the Ryerson School of Planning. In 1997, he was a visiting Professor at the Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main and in 2001 was appointed Guest Professor at the Shanghai College of Urban Management. He has been directly responsible for developing and expanding Ryerson's international activities in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and China. In 2003, he developed the curriculum for a new Planning Program at Alhosn University in Abu Dhabi. Senior leadership positions he has held include: President-Social Planning Council of Toronto; President-Woodgreen Community Centre of Toronto; Founding Board Member-Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres; Chair-City of Toronto Committee of Adjustment; Chair-City of Toronto Planning Advisory Committee; President-Trillium Housing and Chair of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation of Directors. Dr. Kosny holds the following professional memberships:

  • MCIP Member, Canadian Institute of Planners
  • RPP Registered Professional Planner
  • AICP American Institute of Certified Planners
  • OAA Ontario Association of Architects
  • MRAIC Member of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada


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