Lesley Downing

Urban Planner

Lesley Downing is an urban planner and Affiliate in the Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University.

She also has a MA in Rural Social Development from Reading University and experience of working with community development projects in the UK and overseas.

Her previous employment as a Community Planner with the Royal Town Planning Institute (Planning Aid) relied on building partnerships with local government, NGOs and local residents to support their engagement with the planning process.

Working in 'Plain English' she is an experienced facilitator and has used innovative training materials and site-specific case studies to build peer networks. Her role at GCAP is to support projects with an urban planning component. She is also involved with refining GCAP's marketing & communication strategy.

Lesley Downing is an Associate at GCAP UK.

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