A graduate of Dalhousie University, Juniper Littlefield has five years of experience in planning and urban design gained through her professional and academic career. Before working with UPLAND, she has examined the complexities of socioeconomics and land use through local neighbourhood characterizations, including her thesis work on harm reduction within the Regional Centre and a housing study of Dartmouth North completed on behalf of The Affordable Housing Association. Her winning submission to the national Student Innovation Fund was part of a collaborative team effort that outlined the proposal for an affordable student housing cooperative, focusing on socially and economically sustainable practices. Juniper also contributed to academic research on accessibility certification and benchmarking as part of a joint project between Dalhousie University and The Rick Hansen Foundation, and her work experience with local non-profit organizations and her volunteer roles within the community has given her experience in community engagement and project management.
Since joining UPLAND, Juniper has assisted in a wide variety of planning projects, including the Lunenburg Comprehensive Plan, the PEI Resort Municipality’s Strategic Plan, Kentville’s award-winning Active Transportation Plan, and several land use plans. Juniper was co-author of the Akoma Housing Needs Assessment study led by UPLAND, and is currently part of a multi-disciplinary team developing a Housing Needs Assessment for Truro and Colchester. She is leading a Kings County Active Transportation Plan as well as the Town of Antigonish’s Municipal Accessibility Plan.
Juniper takes a strategic approach to planning, and her focus on careful and empathetic policy and design lead her practice.