CivicWorks has over fifty years of combined team experience. Our core professional planning and design expertise is effectively complemented by strategic partnerships with other specialized professional firms.

Leadership

Kristi Beunder

Principal

BA, MEDes, RPP, MCIP

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Kristi has over twenty-three years of solid urban and rural planning experience. Her career’s primary focus has been in service to private land development clients, though she has also held planning positions in the public sector for several municipalities. As a result, she offers clients a rich experience and knowledge in municipal land development and policy matters, as well as private sector land use planning approvals.

Kristi has been the project manager and lead planner for numerous complex land development projects throughout Alberta. She takes pride in her mature partnerships within the land development industry, including: engineering, surveying, environmental science and construction firms. Her approach relies on crafting unique strategies for each stakeholder and approving authority, seeking out creative and achievable solutions to all planning challenges, while bringing an unparalleled level of expertise, insight, and sensitivity to each project. 

In 2005, Kristi was awarded an Alberta Centennial Medal for outstanding contribution to her community. As part of her continued commitment to upholding sound planning principles, Kristi regularly serves as a qualified expert witness at the Municipal Government Board, The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, and the Court of Queen’s Bench. 

David White

Principal

BA, MScPl, RPP, MCIP

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With over twelve years of professional practice and a passion for urban design, David’s work is centered on the coordination and synthesis of input from a multi-disciplinary project team to build urban design solutions for a variety of land use and development scenarios. He ensures that all project outcomes are measured against context, policy, opportunities for innovation, and the degree to which the urban design solution is communicated with clarity.

David’s professional philosophy of fostering genuine stakeholder engagement has been influenced by years of volunteerism. Whether serving City-led initiatives or local community building efforts, he is a champion for thoughtful growth, resilient policy, great design and placemaking.