2017 Symposium #2: Ridge to Reef – Development and Climate Change

2017 Symposium Flyer - Ridge to Reef

As a Small Island Developing State, Barbados has found itself particularly vulnerable to environmental challenges. This symposium aims to examine the environmental issues which affect development in Barbados and consider the ways, including policies and practices, to make development resilient to these challenges.

Please Click Here to view the Ridge to Reef Report.

2016 Symposium: Spatial Planning – Improving the Nation’s Health and Wellness on 8 Nov 2016

Barbados has growing problems of non-communicable diseases and a rapidly ageing population.  How can good physical planning and design improve the wellness of the nation and provide accessibility for everyone to an improved quality of life?

The symposium will explore ways in which improved provision of open space, better accessibility and mobility in urban centres and wider housing choices can make a real difference.


Spatial Planning, Health and Wellness Symposium Flyer 2016

2016 Symposium: Planning for Renewable Energy in Barbados on 23 Sept 2016

UPDATE: A successful tour of the Trents PV site and Lamberts Wind site was undertaken on 20th October, 2016.  I can confirm that all who attended were impressed.

Trents wave
BLPCL’s Trents PV Facility

UPDATE: After a very successful seminar held on 23rd September, 2016 and attended by over 80 persons, please see the presentation documents which served as guidelines only:

DESCRIPTION: This seminar will examine the opportunities for renewable energy in Barbados.  It will look at projects already in the pipeline and future potential.  It will explore what factors need to be in place to maximize development.

In particular it will consider what aspects of the planning system need to be developed or improved to assist in the transition to a renewable future.

 Registration: —LINK HAS BEEN REMOVED—
 BTPS 2016 Renewable Energy Flyer

2016 Workshop: Updating the Physical Development Plan for Barbados on 19 April 2016

This workshop will provide an opportunity to find out more about the updating of the Physical Development Plan for Barbados.

Urban Strategies Inc. (the consultants the Government has engaged to prepare the Plan) will outline the process and identify emerging issues that they will address.

You will have a chance to provide your views on what the Plan should cover.


BTPS PDP Workshop 2016 Flyer_Website

2007 Regional Conference in Barbados

The Commonwealth Association of Planners Regional Conference was held at The Accra Hotel, Barbados, from June 25 – 27th, 2007. Please see a selection of the presentations below: