About Yuri

I am an experienced public policy advisor and digital engagement specialist with a passion for urban planning, community participation and social media. I posses a Master of Public Administration degree and have over 15 years of public policy research, analysis, advocacy, and communications experience.

Currently, I’m the Executive Director of the Vancouver City Planning Commission.  I am also the principle of Yurbanism, a community engagement and communications consultancy working with a variety of community-oriented initiatives. Contact me if you would like to work together!

I am a director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia and the Community Land Trust Foundation of BC and serve as the President of COHO Management Services. I also volunteer as an associate editor of Spacing Vancouver.


My past positions have included:

I am also a social media specialist with experience in content creation, website maintenance and online community management. Please visit my résumé page to learn more about my professional experience and community involvement.


  • Experienced community engagement specialist with a passion for community planning, public participation and online engagement.
  • Skilled in digital communications, including creating compelling content for websites, blogs and social networks and social media optimization.
  • Proficient in the research, analysis and outreach of public policy issues
  • Effective in liaising between various audiences to provide accurate and actionable information


  • Community engagement and facilitation
  • Public policy research, analysis and advocacy
  • Government relations
  • Digital communications, including blogging and social media

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