2022_Tourism_Congress/J_Barrett_2.jpgJennifer Barrett

Jennifer oversees the Bring Back Main Street and Restore the Core initiatives and leads CUI’s Applied Solutions Lab, which undertakes research, engagement, partnerships and creative problem solving to shape public policy, implement best practices and help public and private sector leaders build capacity and identify solutions. Jennifer’s diverse experience in the U.S. and Canada has focused on improving social, environmental and economic sustainability. She has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors including affordable housing, land use planning, social development policy, and economic development initiatives. She has received two awards for her work as the co-creator of the winning entry for the Morph My City Competition at the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit in Regina, SK and as a member of a design team for the Edge as Center urban revitalization competition in Boston, MA. She is a Registered Professional Planner and holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from McGill University.