Jacqueline Bleicher

Postgraduate Research Student
MA.UD, Associate RTPI, RIBA, ARB


My research project

My qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Professional Practice

I am a registered and Chartered architect with the Architects Registration Board and the Royal Institute of British Architects respectively. I am also an Associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. My Masters in Urban Design covered spatial Planning and is from Oxford Brookes University.
I have relevant professional practice experience in the built environment, specialising in the areas of Urban Design and Masterplanning, real estate development, planning and policy development and architecture in both the public and the private sector.

Affiliations and memberships

Professional achievements

I co launched the Creative Community Placemakers Network (CCPN) a multi ethnic, multidisciplinary, age-inclusive network to bring professionals and community members together around placemaking. I am a Design Council Associate, a Living Space Project Associate, a RE Women Committee member, a Leader in the Placemaking Europe Network, a Paradigm member, a BFA member, a BAME Planners Network Member and a Women in Architecture member.

Business, industry and community links

Prior to becoming a Post Graduate Researcher at the University of Surrey, I was an ad-hoc Associate Lecturer with Anglia Ruskin University teaching a module on Environmental Management for the Construction Industry. I was also the Urban Design Director of Global Urban Design CIC, a community interest company and social enterprise.

As an Equality Diversity and Inclusion Champion, I co- developed and delivered with Dr. Claudine Best, a Webinar Series on “Race and Place” for Built Environment organisations. I’m a Co-author of the Real Estate Women’s Manifesto for an antiracist Built Environment, which invites signatories to become more inclusive, diverse and equitable in their practice, supply chain and legacy.


In the media

Empowering Women and Climate Change - Innovate 4 Cities
I4C, Innovate4Cities 2021
Now What: Perspectives on the City - London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University
Curb Appeal: Retail & the ‘New Normal’ for Town Centres
Real Estate Women, Coherent Cities and Future of London


Research interests

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