the why

planning & design bermuda is managed and moderated by Aideen Ratteray Pryse.

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Why start planning & design bermuda? Well, I thoroughly enjoy the diverse aspects of design - structures, streetscapes, interiors, gardens - and the intricacy of the planning framework within which change occurs on our island.

planning & design bermuda provides a productive dialogue space for discussion, argument and possible accord about the way we live, work and play. Examples from around the world are included too. To my mind, there is an overlap between planning and design where a mutually beneficial creativity can exist and be nurtured.

about > aideen ratteray pryse

I am trained as an urban planner, having obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Geography, with a minor in Environmental Studies, at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec and a Master’s in Planning at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. I am a professional Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Current job? Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport & Regulatory Affairs, Bermuda Government since February 2018.

Prior to that: Director of Planning for the Bermuda Government, a planning and development consultant for ARP Consulting Services and Festival Director of the Bermuda International Film Festival. At the beginning? It's circular! I worked at the Bermuda Department of Planning and was the Assistant Director (Administration & Control) before leaving to join the third sector and start the planning consultancy. 

Current areas of interest include finding or creating innovative ways of using the creative industries for placemaking, economic regeneration and community planning, and fostering positive change through social engagement, action and ownership.

Extracurriculars? A board member of Bermuda Society of Arts, founding member of the Cummings V. Zuill Leadership Award Committee.

You can contact me by using this website's contact form.

The ideas expressed on this website are mine and do not reflect policy or positions of the Bermuda Government.