My background is as a transport planner, but my focus over recent years has expanded to encompass a broad range of built environment development and transformation issues.

I’m really interested in the way cities work as systems and what we as planners and designers can do to influence the way those systems operate and develop. How do we best drive action in those contested areas of urban systems beyond the control of any single organisation? What role do communities play within those systems? How can the power and energy of communities be harnessed to influence city systems?

Above all I’m interested in the transformation of our cities so the way they work will give them a chance to flourish in the challenging times ahead.