William Trousdale, MAP, AICP, MCIP is a globally recognized and award winning planner, economist and decision analyst. He is a certified professional planner in the United States and Canada and works extensively with First Nations and Métis in Canada. He has worked in a wide range of areas including resource management, comprehensive planning, energy planning, biodiversity, tourism, economic development, site selection. His work has received national recognition (seven national and provincial awards for planning excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners), international recognition (three projects selected for the United Nations Best Practices Data Base) and earned fellowships from the Ford Foundation and CIDA’s Centre of Excellence.
He is an economic and strategic planning adviser to the United Nations (Habitat), authoring the award winning joint UN-Habitat/EcoPlan International resource guide and training series titled: "Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning”. William was also the director and lead planner on the award winning Comprehensive Sustainable Community Plans for the Musqueam First Nation and Kwick’wasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nations. In addition to his professional practice, William is a widely published author, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning and an Associate at the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University.