As a senior planner in the DIALOG Edmonton office, Belinda helps communities craft a vision for their future and plan for positive change. From emerging and mature neighbourhood projects to greenfields and large mixed-use developments, Belinda approaches her work with a blend of placemaking practices and experiential knowledge. Her forte is master planning and policy implementation for transit-oriented, high-density infill developments. She applies that expertise to complex projects like the Mill Woods Town Centre Redevelopment and Station Lands in Downtown Edmonton. In addition to collaborating with and managing large interdisciplinary teams of consultants and stakeholders, she works closely with municipal staff, political leaders, and community groups to build consensus and earn support and approvals. In leading community engagement events, Belinda merges her skills and training from the International Association of Public Participation Certificate program.
What’s your favourite DIALOG initiative?
United Way Campaign because it spans over a few weeks and has a plethora of activities to participate in. There’s something for everyone. It also creates a good vibe and buzz in the office.
How do you spoil yourself?
Go with my husband or friends for footies (hour long foot massages).
What’s one quote you live by?
“It is always possible.” —Dalai Lama
The way a space makes people feel determines whether it is truly a great place. We create great places through collaborative planning, by utliizing the lenses of multiple disciplines and experiences.
International Association of Public Participation Certificate Program
International Association for Public Participation
Bachelor of Arts, Political Studies
Bachelor of Applied Arts, Urban & Regional Planning
Ryerson Polytechnic University