Gaëtan Royer

Architect and urban planner

Gaëtan Royer

Gaëtan Royer
Architect and urban planner

Gaëtan Royer’s love of everything urban brought him to hundreds of cities in 30 countries. An architect and urban planner originally from Québec City, he also served as Base Engineer at Canada’s largest Air Base and peace-keeper in Bosnia. He received the Governor General's Meritorious Service Medal for his humanitarian work in Sarajevo.

During his time as City Manager in Port Moody, BC, the City received numerous awards including the International Livable Communities Award for Planning for the Future. Gaëtan also managed Metropolitan Planning, Environment & Parks for Metro Vancouver.

Through his book, Time for Cities, and speaking engagements across Canada, Gaëtan Royer is a passionate advocate for a better deal for cities.