Board Member - Belinda Chan
Belinda is an interdisciplinary designer and planner with experience in the fields of public space planning, landscape architecture, and design. With bachelor’s degrees in Fine Arts and Environmental Design (specializing in Landscape Architecture), she explores opportunities where design, equity and public space converge. She is passionate about developing creative and equitable approaches to public space planning and engagement as a way to foster inclusive and sustainable communities.
Inspired by the belief that systems of oppression were designed; therefore, they can be redesigned, Belinda uses her skills, passion and lived experience to advocate for creating more inclusive and safe cities through intersectional feminism and equitable city-building processes. She is both delighted and honoured to be nominated to serve on the Women Transforming Cities Board of Directors, in the company of so many extraordinary women.
Belinda is grateful to live, work and play on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. She strives to understand her role in reconciliation and to be an accomplice to those who have stewarded these lands since time immemorial. As a settler and Canadian-born Chinese, she is humbled by the sacrifices and hardships her ancestors endured for the betterment of their decendent's livelihoods.