The Bartlett School of Planning


BSP/ Commonwealth Association of Planners Inaugural Online Seminar

02 November 2021, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Teaching and learning illustration

Planning and Gender in the Commonwealth

Event Information

Open to



Lauren Andres

Zoom link to join: https://ucl.zoom.us/j/97397834310

The Bartlett School of Planning and the Commonwealth Association of Planners in partnership with the Bartlett Urban Planning Society will host their first inaugural online seminar on Tuesday 2ndNovember at 5pm. Those seminars will offer the opportunities to planning practitioners from the Commonwealth to exchange with students and researchers about their everyday planning practice along with their experience in tackling key SDGs priorities, including gender, equity and climate change.

The Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP)

CAP is a major global institution in planning and is playing an increasingly significant role in the worldwide promotion of planning as a fundamental part of governance for sustainable human settlement.  CAP currently represents over 40 000 planners from 27 countries throughout the Commonwealth including African, Asian, Australasian and Caribbean countries.   CAP also has a Women in Planning network and a Young Planners network and plays a leading role in developing the planning profession and planners throughout the countries of the Commonwealth. CAP is proud to be a partner in the Commonwealth Sustainable Urbanisation Programme working with our partners Commonwealth Association of Architects, Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, with support from The Prince’s Foundation, the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure, the Rwandan Ministry of Local Government and the Commonwealth Engineers Council.  This group is working together to promote sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth.


About the Speakers

Belinda Bukari

Title of the presentation: Gender, Women and Planning

Belinda Bukari has over 22 years of experience in the development field, Governmental and non-governmental organisation sector. Her expertise includes development planning, governance and sustainable development, forest and natural resources conservation and Community Engagement. She obtained her first degree in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies  and her Master of Arts in Governance and Sustainable Development from the University of Cape Coast. She is currently working for the Local Government Service in Ghana, as a Senior Development Planning Officer. She has been actively involved in facilitating the empowerment on vulnerable women and girls through community development programmes. She is a member of the Ghana Institute of Planners, the Commonwealth Association of Planners and the Commonwealth Women In Planning Network

Victoria Pham

Title of Presentation: Planning Perspectives in Canada


Victoria Pham graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Planning and have six years of post-graduation work experience. Her current position is in the post-secondary sector, where she is responsible for facilities and space matters, health and safety, and capital planning in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Previously, she worked as a land developer and urban planning consultant in the private land development industry in Edmonton, Alberta and Hamilton, Ontario. She is currently pursuing an MBA part time with the Alberta School of Business and is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.