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Helen Fadipe



Helen Fadipe is the Founder and Chair of BAME Planners Network, promoting diversity and inclusion in the planning profession. She is the Director of FPP Associates Ltd (Firstplus Planning), a multi-disciplinary planning consultancy firm providing interim management, strategic planning and development planning services. Helen has over 30 years’ experience working in the public and private sectors, both in the UK and abroad.

Helen is a Strategic Planner, specialising in inclusive healthy placemaking, regeneration, masterplanning, development management, infrastructure planning, strategic policy development and service improvement. She has led mega schemes such as Oak Wharf, a canal redevelopment site in Hackney, London and a Model City Plan for over 4 million people in Lagos Nigeria, and more recently leading on a range of Garden Town developments and urban extensions for mixed use schemes comprising housing, schools and major infrastructure of more than 6,000 dwellings on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council.

Helen is a seasoned speaker and trainer and has delivered presentations and training programmes to a global audience including legislative law makers and heads of governments.

Helen is a member of RTPI General Assembly, RTPI Membership and Ethics Committee and was part of the International Strategy working group. She is also an Advisory Board Member for Women in Planning and President of ICOGA Europe(an alumni association). She has won several awards and was a judge in the RTPI London Region Awards 2021, RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence in 2020 and 2021.

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