The Mentorship Initiative for Indigenous and Planners of Colour
Abigail is a registered professional planner whose leadership on housing projects has included managing large scale mixed-income, mixed-use redevelopments. In 2018 she launched the Black Planning Project and since then has been building an association of Black planners and in 2019 she began leading a team of early career BIPOC planning professionals to create the Mentorship Initiative for Indigenous and Planners of Colour (MIIPOC). These initiatives seek to promote and connect BIPOC planners, contribute to new knowledge and practice from these perspectives, and strengthen engagement of Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities in the field of planning. Abigail has been working in the field of community development and housing for over 10 years and currently works as a Senior Development Manager for New Commons Development, a nonprofit real estate development company.