Our Team

At meraki we are a small team of visionary thinkers with a solution-oriented approach and high ethical standards.

We have a proven ability to foster strong, team-oriented environments in which respect, trust, open communication and accountability are paramount. In addition to our core team members below, we work with a number of other high-performing professionals as needed to offer a full range of services.

Maren Luciani

Principal / Senior Planner

Maren Luciani, Meraki Community Planning's Principal and Senior Planner, has fifteen years of leadership experience in land use planning, sustainability, policy development, community engagement and research for municipalities and Indigenous communities in Canada and the United States.

Maren is most recognized for her long-range community planning work, inclusive and robust public engagement processes and her dedication to healthy built environments. She has participated on several committees as a planning advisor including the Provincial Health Services Authority’s Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit Advisory Committee. Her planning and facilitation work with Indigenous communities has recently been recognized by the University of Manitoba City Planning Department's Indigenous Planning Studio program.

Working directly for municipalities and private firms over the years and working side by side with Indigenous community members to support capacity building and self-governance, Maren and her team have developed a strong understanding of the needs and pressures facing communities and best practices in community planning.

Maren is an avid world traveler and spends much of her free time experiencing other cultures, on her mountain bike or hiking with her dogs.

  • Registered Professional Planner (MCIP, RPP), Canadian Institute of Planners
  • MA in Geography, University of Western Ontario
  • Board Member, Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association
  • Student Mentor, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning and Planning Institute of BC
  • CPTED Certification (Levels 1 and 2), International CPTED Association
  • Communications and Engagement Certification, International Association of Public Participation
  • Indigenous Relations Certification, Bob Joseph - Indigenous Corporate Training
  • Professional Geographer Profile, Canadian Association of Geographers

Megan Mucignat

Planner / Engagement Specialist

Megan is a Community Planner and Engagement Specialist with experience supporting a diverse range of public, private and Indigenous clients with planning, land development and public engagement projects. Megan’s ability to tactfully communicate complex ideas using graphic design and visuals helps cut through the noise to increase the channels of communication and participation. Her professional experience includes developing and leading public engagement processes, supporting local area and streetscape revitalization plans, and leading development approvals for several projects in mountain towns across western Canada.

Megan's eclectic background has been influenced by adventures living across five continents. She’s an avid cyclist and likes to draw in her notebook.

  • Registered Professional Planner (MCIP, RPP), Canadian Institute of Planners
  • MPlan (Master of Planning), University of Calgary
  • Communications and Engagement Certificates, International Association of Public Participation
  • Two-term board member IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter
  • Teaching Assistant at EVDS, University of Calgary

Kary Fell

Planning Technician

Kary has a background in urban and regional planning with a Masters degree in Planning from the University of Calgary. She has been involved in projects with an emphasis on site planning, growth management, policy development, public engagement and recreational trail and amenity design. She is a people person with great relationships with clients in the municipal, private and Indigenous sectors in Western Canada. One of her areas of expertise is in planning inclusive, accessible communities and public spaces that cater to all people, regardless of age or ability.

Kary enjoys being out on the water in her kayak during the warmer months, exploring new recreational trails year round and is always up for trying new recipes in the kitchen.

  • Candidate Professional Planner, Canadian Institute of Planners
  • MPLAN, University of Calgary
  • BA Geography, Thompson Rivers University
  • BCom, Thompson Rivers University

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