Jacqueline Bleicher is the Founding Director of Global Urban Design (GUD), a Social Enterprise. She is an Urban Designer, Masterplanner, Placemaker, Workshop Facilitator, Speaker, Mentor, Registered, Chartered Architect and Co- Author of "Our City? Countering exclusion by designing cities for all," a book by STIPO, PPS and the European Placemaking Network.
Jacqueline actively promotes urban design principles, universal design and sustainable development practices in inclusive place design. She values the community as experts in co-designing places they want to live work and play. She works on urban design, masterplanning, place making and community capacity building to help Clients realise mixed-use developments, residential, public realm, parks, green space, regeneration, community development, creative social enterprise and inclusive place design.
Jacqueline is a Placemaking Europe Leader, a Steering Committee member of Women in Architecture UK, a RIBA Ambassador, a Fluid Diversity Programme Mentor, an Oxford Brookes E-Mentor. In her free time, Jacqueline can be found inspiring young minds by speaking careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM)."
Which additional experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out personally to you for?
Placemaking Europe can contact me personally for:Strategic Advice, Speaking engagements, Writing Articles, Workshop Creation and Facilitation, Mentoring, Place Assessments, Design Review
Which experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out to your organisation for?
Placemaking Europe can contact my organisation Global Urban Design for: Creative and Inclusive making, community co-design, workshop creation and facilitation, community engagement through art, Strategic advice, Capacity building, place assessments, walking audits, urban design and masterplanning, design review, network creation and event coordination , collaborating with other organisations on community benefit projects.
Describe one of the projects you are most proud of
There are so many accomplishments along the journey to be here today it's difficult to select just one. It's like being asked to name your favourite child. Projects with impact include: founding Global Urban Design, a Social Enterprise, so communities can have a voice in the development process, co-authoring the book "Our City? Countering exclusion by designing cities for all,", launching the Creative Community Placemakers Network in London, Speaking at events most recently the "Young Planners Network", Mentoring younger generations of placemakers and being part of the change I want to see particularly supporting ethno-cultural and gender diverse professional networks.