Adjunct Professor, Department of City Planning
M.C.P. (City Planning), University of Manitoba
B.E.S., University of Manitoba
Building Technology Dip., Red River Community College
Registered Professional Planner (RPP)
Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners (FCIP)
Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP)
Gerry Couture, RPP FCIP, is a retired planner. He was President of Urban Edge Consulting, a firm he established in 2006. Through Urban Edge, Mr. Couture brought to his clients over 25 years of experience in long-range development planning, regional planning, visioning, public consultation, public sector management, governance practices, and performance management. Prior to establishing Urban Edge Consulting, Mr. Couture held the position of Senior Consultant in Strategic Management at the City of Winnipeg where he provided professional planning and policy advice to the Chief Administrative Officer. Among other projects, Mr. Couture was responsible for developing the City’s long-range policy plan, Plan Winnipeg: 2020 Vision and the City’s award-winning downtown plan, CentrePlan. Over the years Mr. Couture has been involved extensively in the planning profession including two terms as President of the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute and a term as national President of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Apart from being an Adjunct Professor in the City Planning Department at the University of Manitoba, Mr. Couture has been a Studio Mentor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto and has taught as well in the Environmental Studies Department at the University of Winnipeg.