“The work of C+S Planning Group allowed us to fully understand the current situation for the City of Surrey. Maria provided a thorough and professional approach to the work, and gave us recommendations to help us move forward.” - Sherri Gosse, Manager, North Surrey Recreation.

“Maria stands out amongst her peers for her holistic approach to complex planning projects. She has a sensitivity to the complexities of urban cultural development whether that concerns heritage planning, cultural resources management or wayfinding strategies. She is a superb project manager.” - Julia Hulbert, Arts and Culture Planner, City of Vancouver (Park Board)

"Through an extensive series of interviews with internal stakeholders, Maria identified key obstacles and shortcomings in our current structures, and offered practical, evidence-based recommendations for adjustments to improve them." - Geoff Urton, General Manager, Strategy and Innovation BC SPCA


"It was a pleasure working with Maria as she was always open to hearing our concerns, and was proactive in assisting with solutions. Her approach was very team oriented and solution driven, with an appropriate sense of urgency in all matters." - Lucia Ryan, Project Manager, Trotter Morton

“Maria has a lot of drive, knowledge and passion for sustainable and intelligent development. She seeks out partnerships and collaborations where possible, and encourages innovation.” - Shane Worman, Worman Homes

Maria brought passion, thoughtful reflection, and sharp insight to the planning process. The Environmental Youth Alliance now has a high quality strategic plan to guide our organization for the next two years. I would highly recommend Maria to anyone looking for strategic planning support.” - Emily Keller, Executive Director, EYA


"C+S Planning Group worked proactively with our company to find the highest and best use of the land while meeting both our development needs and the conservation requirements of the heritage house. They sought out solutions to potential problems, and were encouraging throughout the application and approvals process. The project has since been awarded for its excellence as a rehabilitation of a heritage site." - Dustin Sargent, Davara Holding

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