As Principal of McLean Heritage Planning and Consulting, Hugh McLean has an extensive municipal background, integrating heritage conservation, urban design and project management. As a registered planner, with over 26 years of work for the City of Surrey and City of Vancouver, his work includes evaluating resources, researching and writing Statements of Significance, determining best strategies for conservation including negotiating incentives and protection through designation, legal agreements and covenants, and administering the Heritage Incentive Program. Municipal policy work includes the Historical-Cultural Review of Powell Street (Paueru Gai), an updated Heritage Register evaluation system and city-wide upgrade, the Heritage Awards and plaque program. He serves on the Vancouver Heritage Foundation's Granting Committee, is a Board member of BCAHP, is a member of the Village of Cumberland’s Heritage Advisory Committee and has served as a Collaborator to the University of Victoria's "Landscapes of Injustice" (2013-2019).
Master of Arts, Community and Regional Planning, UBC; Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo; Registered Professional Planner, Canadian Institute of PlannersExpertise Buildings, Conservation, Cultural Heritage, Planning Profession Planner Chapter British Columbia and the Yukon