Mark Holland holds professional degrees in both Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning – and has dedicated his career to pursuing urban planning innovations in sustainability, health promotion, urban food systems and creating places that people love to be in.
Mark has worked as a city planner in the City of Vancouver, and was the first Manager of its Sustainability Office. He then co-founded two consulting companies over 10 years, both of whom were recognized nationally as leaders in innovative planning.
In 2011, after a decade of consulting, he joined New Monaco LP as Vice President of Development.
Mark serves on the boards of many organizations including the Urban Development Institute in the Okanagan.
Business in Vancouver magazine named Mark one of Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40. A few years later, in 2010, he was named BC’s Planner of the Year by the Planning Institute of BC. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to field of sustainability and planning for Canadian municipalities.