top of page

CAP BLOGS 2018-2020

CAP Awards and Young Planners Essay Competition

Trudi Elliott CBE, CAP Patron


The Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) Awards for Outstanding Planning Achievement in the Commonwealth seek to champion the best examples of planning practice in the Commonwealth. The Young planners essay competition has sought over many years to show case the innovation and solution focus of planners across the Commonwealth in the early stages of their professional lives.

The Impact of Coronavirus on a Small Island Developing State – Fiji

Karin Taylor


The recovery of the tourism sector is vital to Fiji’s economic recovery following the pandemic, and planning will have a fundamental role to play in how that happens.

Women and planning during COVID-19

Jenna Dutton, Member of the CAP Women in Planner Network


Over the past months, it has become increasingly clear that the decades of work done to move the dial toward greater gender equity have quickly reverted back due to a lack of effective action. How can we harness the lessons learned during and post pandemic recovery and plan for cities that continuously strive for gender equality and inclusivity?

Business as Un-usual: Revisiting planning processes in the wake of COVID-19

Kristin Agnello, RPP, MCIP


While things are far from business as usual, planners around the world are beginning to think about what the world will look like in a post-pandemic future. The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIAs) have been leading the way by facilitating discussions, sharing resources, and disseminating information in order to support planners across the country as they transition into this new reality.

Planning in the UK with COVID-19

Ian Tant, CAP Vice-President


The arrival of the coronavirus pandemic required measures to be introduced through the Planning systems (each of the UK nations has its own system) to ensure that the planning system continues to function and to respond to urgent pressures.

When Planners Design, We all Win

Kristin Agnello, CAP Women in Planning Coordinator and CAP Vice-President, Canadian Institute of Planners


“To inspire designers—too long the servants of producers—to better serve humanity as the ambassadors of the end-users: the citizens of the world.”   

~Montreal Design Declaration, 2017

Engender: Developing a Commonwealth Women in Planning Manifesto

Kristin Agnello RPP MCIP Director, Plassurban


In 2018, the Commonwealth Association of Planners reformed the Commonwealth Women in Planning Network to explore issues of gender in the built environment.  The first initiative of this Network was to develop a Manifesto.

Commonwealth Association of Planners Celebrates Planning Success

Peter Geraghty, Head of Planning and Transport at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, FRTPI


CAP created its Awards to celebrate planning success. The inaugural Awards Ceremony was held in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2018 to coincide with the Planning Africa conference.

bottom of page