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Commonwealth Association of Planners reappoints Ms Eleanor Mohammed as President

The RTPI is a founding member of the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP). The umbrella organisation brings together 31 national professional planning bodies connecting planners and advancing planning across the Commonwealth by promoting planning as fundamental for sustainable human settlements, mitigating the impacts of climate change and building resilient communities.

At their 30 November 2022 Biennial Meeting, the Commonwealth Association of Planners confirmed Ms Eleanor Mohammed as its President. Ms Mohammed is a professional planner based in Prince Edward Island, Canada, where she works for the Provincial government, alongside running her own consultancy, Strategic Resilient Together. 

She is a passionate champion for the planning profession, climate action, equity and inclusion, healthy communities, technology adaptation, and sustainability. She holds a Masters with Distinction in Town and Country Planning from the University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K. and has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Environmental Management. She is a Past President of the Canadian Institute of Planners and was first elected as CAP President in 2020.  She will be serving in this capacity for another year. 

Commenting on the re-appointment RTPI Vice President Sue Bridge: “Congratulations to Eleanor on her re-appointment as CAP President. The RTPI is a strong supporter of CAP and we look forward to continuing working with Eleanor and CAP on global issues such as sustainability and climate action.”

RTPI Chief Executive Victoria Hills said: “Many congratulations to Eleanor.  I am delighted that she has been re-appointed as CAP President.  She is a very effective and passionate advocate for planning and the planning profession. We look forward to our continuing our engagement with CAP.”

RTPI CAP Vice President Ian Tant said: “Eleanor is a tremendous ambassador for CAP and for Planning generally and is an excellent leader for the Association.  In the past two years, through trying times, she has maintained CAP’s voice on the world stage, with UN Habitat, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, at the World Urban Forum and elsewhere.  I’m thrilled that Eleanor will be continuing her great work as CAP President for a further term of office.”

To find out more about CAP and how as an RTPI member you can support its work, please click here.

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