George Poulos MCIP, RPP
Transportation Planner

George joined BA Group in 2015 following a combined three years co-op experience in both private and public sectors. George completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2011 and continued his studies at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 2014 with a Masters of Applied Science in Urban Planning.

A distinguished student, he was won the Sanford Fleming Award at the University of Waterloo in 2010, and later graduated with a Deans Honor List Distinction in 2011. He was also awarded the College for Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Student Award at the University of British Columbia in 2011.

Within the private sector, he has worked on a wide variety of projects including Site Plan Approvals, Secondary Plan Developments, Needs and Justification Studies, and Transportation Master Plans. He also has work experience in the Strategic Transportation Planning, and Sustainability Departments at the City of Vancouver.

George’s interests in the transportation field include sustainable transportation, transportation economics, urban mobility issues, active transportation planning, and urban land use planning. While following these interests at the University of British Columbia, George was involved in researching methods to quantify the expanded costs of transportation impacts with regards to society, the economy, the environment, and to individuals. He has written about this topic and the results of his work in NRU Vancouver, Curb Magazine, The Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), and Spacing Vancouver. 

More recently, George was invited by an independent journalism firm to feature his work on expanded transportation costs as part of an exposé on the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transit Referendum. This work was featured in a number of media outlets including The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun, The Montreal Gazette, The Ottawa Citizen, CTV News, Spacing Magazine, as well as Atlantic Magazines Citylab.

George is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and is currently working towards achieving his Professional Engineer designation.