Carl Bray, MCIP RPP, is Principal of Bray Heritage in Kingston, Ontario. He is an award-winning heritage planner, urban designer and landscape architect with over 40 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. He has graduate degrees in urban design and cultural geography and has successfully completed projects across Canada and in the United States, the Caribbean, and Great Britain.
An early advocate of CPTED, he has a unique specialty in analyzing local resident’s meanings and values for place and for translating these values into successful planning policy and design guidelines. In recent years Carl has been a member of the SafeGrowth Network and consults with AlterNation LLC on SafeGrowth programming. He currently teaches heritage planning and community design courses as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Queen’s University’s graduate School of Urban and Regional Planning.
Along with his extensive experience in urban settings of all sizes and types, Dr. Bray has a special affinity for small towns, having grown up in one, lived and worked in many, in Canada and the UK, and studied them as part of graduate degree work. As an example of his work in such places, he leads teams that prepare Heritage Conservation District Studies and Plans and has completed many across southern Ontario. His projects in cities begin with an understanding of the evolution and character of the component parts, whether individual properties or entire neighbourhoods. In each case, work involves an assessment of cultural heritage resources that includes extensive consultation with local residents.