The Ecological Design Lab has a legacy of ongoing collaboration with community partners as clients for Planning Studios within Ryerson’s professional Planning program. Alongside Professor Lister as the studio supervisor, agencies guide the intellectual direction of projects within a student-community-expert collaborative forum for hands-on planning and design.

Evergreen moves sustainable city building ideas into action through research, design and collaboration.
EDL x Evergreen Projects

The Cultural Landscapes Foundation (TCLF) educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards.
EDL x TCLF Projects

Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) works with their partners to ensure that The Living City is built on a natural foundation of healthy rivers and shorelines, greenspace and biodiversity, and sustainable communities.
EDL x TRCA Projects

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move.
EDL x Ryerson Projects

As the largest city in Canada, the City of Toronto has consistently been a leader in environmental policies and initiatives.
EDL x City of Toronto Projects

Sustain Ontario is a province-wide, cross-sectoral alliance that promotes healthy food and farming.
EDL x Sustain Ontario Project

Muskoka is one of Ontario’s most vibrant municipalities that has emerged as leader in responsible growth and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage.
EDL x Muskoka Project

PlanLab Ltd specializes in cultural planning and mapping. We help communities tell the stories that need to be heard, through good research, strategic analysis, and beautiful maps.
EDL x PlanLab Ltd Project

Prince Edward County is a popular tourist destination in Ontario with spectacular natural beauty and a prominent agricultural tradition.
EDL x Prince Edward County Project


Pierre Belanger // Pierre Belanger Project

ARC Solutions // ARC Solutions Project

Toronto Zoo // Toronto Zoo Project

Toronto & Region Conservation Authority // TRCA Projects

City of Toronto // City of Toronto Projects

Evergreen // Evergreen Projects

Miistakis Institute // Miistakis Institute Project

City of Edmonton // City of Edmonton Project

Ryerson Urban Water // Ryerson Urban Water Project