Operations Manager, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
Darnel studied inclusive public engagement as a way of building community identity. He focused his work on the potential for bike usage to become widely used and socially acceptable in Toronto’s suburban Black Creek area. His project involved a comparative analysis of six global cities, which had undertaken extensive and equitable low carbon mobility projects. His current research focus explores cycle logistics and the regulations and designs needed to make it a feasible, practical, and cost-effective option across Canada and Mexico. Darnel has received several awards for his work, including the Tom Arnold Scholarship, TD Go Green Challenge and Canadian Urban Institute NextGen Award. He is currently the Operations Manager at Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust and Visiting Scholar at the City Institute at York University, Canada.