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Anthony Alexander is a Research Fellow for Sustainable Supply Chain Management at Cardiff Business School. He was previously Director of Research for the consultant engineers' practice Alan Baxter & Associates. His specialism is in the delivery of sustainability via both strategic policy and physical design projects. In 2015 Anthony will be be leading our research into sustainability of different urban forms.

Jonny Anstead is a Director of TOWN where his focus is on commercial strategy for building street-based developments. Jonny began his career at Locum Consulting and in 2005 joined Beyond Green, where he was instrumental in the company's transition from sustainability consultant to sustainable developer and led the land acquisition, funding and early stage planning phases for a number of major projects.

Delyth Evans is the former chief executive of women’s employment charity Smart Works and Dress for Success London.  Delyth was a Labour deputy minister in the Welsh Assembly Government and she previously worked for Labour leaders John Smith and Gordon Brown.  Delyth is supporting our work on the Mount Pleasant community-led development.

Nigel Franklin BSc FRICS. A Managing Partner at calfordseaden, Nigel has over 35 years experience at the forefront of procurement and cost management. With a wide experience of housing, education, health and commercial buildings, he is highly respected by clients, fellow professionals and contractors. Nigel is supporting our Research programme.

Will Fulford is a co-founder of The Urban Market Company, a joint venture focusing on mixed use developments of niche independent retail, workshops and market stalls.  Its first acquisition was Camden Lock, one of London’s most iconic urban markets.  Will is an Academician for the Academy of Urbanism, and is studying for a PhD on markets and their contribution to urbanity. Will is supporting our Research programme.

Mario Gallarati is the senior partner of Gallarati Architetti practice (Genoa, Italy) and has 35 years experience in architecture and urban design. He has taught at the Universities of Genoa & Florence and is a member of many international bodies on urban form (eg ISUF, ICTP). His work and his research has particularly focused on traditional urban fabric and town squares in Italy and in London. His New Urban Centre and Square in Casarza Ligure was selected by the Philippe Rotthier European Prize as one of the 50 best residential European developments in the last 25 years. Mario is currently researching London Squares with Create Streets.

Nicole Gray Conchar is the founding director of Apple Fundraising Consultants and has two decades of top level fundraising experience in the US and the UK. Her recent clients have included the Bitcoin Foundation; HMS Beagle Trust and Edinburgh Business School. Nicole cares passionately about the built environment, loves London and is supporting our fundraising work.

Tom Grey was the property director at Mill Group before setting up his own property firm. Prior to that he was Head of Commercial Operations at Dorchester Real Estate Asset Management. Tom has more than 12 years’ experience in residential property having worked in agency, development and investment in a number of roles including at Cushman & Wakefield and Hamptons International.

Robert Gluckman is a founding partner of the architectural practice, Gluckman Smith. He previously practiced at Squire and Partners and Wilkinson Eyre. His experience covers planning and construction, predominantly of mixed use and residential projects in London. He speaks fluent Mandarin and is engaging Asian architectural interest in the capital. Robert is supporting our Development and Research programmes.

Sarah Howard is a community campaigner in Swiss Cottage.  She lectures in history at Birkbeck, University of London.  Former fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge and the Sorbonne, her interest in urban regeneration is rooted in her work on the social history of Paris, London and Liverpool.

Ike Ijeh is a practising London architect and the founder of London Architecture Walks. He is also architecture critic for Building magazine and BD online. Ike’s experience and expertise lies in the field of London’s architecture, public realm and urban character. He worked on the successful part-pedestriansiation of Trafalgar Square and has compiled a manuscript on new London public spaces. Ike is a member of the Hackney Design Review Panel and has been active in several regeneration initiatives across the city. He is also a co-author of Architecture Beyond Criticism.

Patrick Inglis co-founded IBLA in 2000 and is one of its three directors. He is responsible for new business and practice management. After completing his Diploma at Cambridge University, Patrick worked at ORMS Architects, and then as a Senior Designer at 20/20 Ltd, a leading design and strategy consultancy. He is a Council member of the Association of Consultant Architects (ACA).

Simon Kingston leads the Global Development Practice of a major international head hunter and has a practice that focuses on higher education, development and public policy. He has lived in Southwark for twelve years. Simon is advising Create Streets on our development, hiring and strategy.

Gail Mayhew is a consultant working in regeneration, master-planning and land promotion. She has worked for English Partnerships, Charterhouse Estates and Morgan Grenfell Laurie. Her research interests further include co-authoring Valuing Sustainable Urbanism with Savills Residential Research for The Princes Foundation for the Built Environment as well as a study on innovative practice in Strategic Land Investment.

John Moss has 25 years experience in regeneration and housing, including six years at London Docklands and ten years as a developer working with councils on mixed-use, town centre regeneration projects. He wrote Principles of Social Housing Reform with Deputy Mayor of London, Stephen Greenhalgh. John has led several of Create Street's consulting projects and is helping lead our development programme.

Neil Murphy is a Director of TOWN focusing on getting proper urbanism through the planning system.  Neil started his career at HM Treasury, becoming a senior policy advisor and private secretary to a Cabinet minister. From 2005 to 2007 he was economic advisor to Newcastle City Council. Joining Beyond Green in 2007, Neil worked on major regeneration projects before becoming planning director securing a strategic land allocation and planning resolution for a 3,500-home mixed-use new community in Norfolk.

Paul Murrain is a leading urban designer with 30 years global experience. He has been a Senior Lecturer at the Joint Centre for Urban Design in Oxford, Visiting Professor at the at the University of Greenwich and Senior Design Director at the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment. Paul introduced the Enquiry by Design process to the UK and was a member of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Design Coding Advisory Panel. Paul has led several urban design projects for Create Streets.

Flora Neville is a journalist. She is interested in the marginalization of communities; why that happens, the effects it has, and how that can be addressed through better housing and streets. She is writing a series of features on estate regeneration for Create Streets.


Naomi Newstead has a planning and development background. She was previously Head of Physical Renewal for Newham Council where she was responsible for delivery of a £3.7 billion development in Canning Town, to provide 10,000 homes. She is passionate about retaining the character of London and has campaigned for many years on related issues such as protecting space for artists and manufacturing in London.

Chris Rainsford is a Partner at calfordseaden LLP with over 25 years’ experience as an architect working extensively on housing, education and primary health projects.   He is a conservation expert.  Chris is supporting our Development and Research programmes.

Jonathan Schifferes is a Senior Researcher at the Royal Society of Arts where he was research lead for the City Growth Commission. He previously worked at the New Economics Foundation (nef) managing and delivering social research projects for large charities such as the Roundhouse, Shelter and Scope and helping corporate clients to evaluate and understand their social and economic contribution to local communities. Prior to nef, Jonathan worked as a planning consultant. Jonathan is an accredited practitioner of Social Return on Investment analysis and studied urban design and urban planning at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Jonathan is advising us on our research programme.

Tom Smith founded Gluckman Smith Architects in 2010 having trained at the Architectural Association. His award-winning work is focused on the residential sector and in London. He is a member of the Historic Houses Association. Tom is investigating the potential for street infill...

John Spence BSc Dip Arch (Hons) RIBA. Partner and Head of Design at calfordseaden LLP, a top 100 multi-disciplinary consultancy. John has over 40 years experience. He developed architecture at calfordseaden and is a keen advocate of multi-disciplinary design and BIM. calfordseaden have a wide experience of housing, education, health, offices and retail. John is supporting our Development and Research programmes.

Edward Staite is a communications and campaign consultant with wide experience in polling and consumer research. He has advised global brands, business leaders and politicians around the world. Edward is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and has written for specialist industry publications. Edward is advising us on our communications strategy, campaigning and lobbying.

Heneage Stevenson is an experienced property investor focusing on urban regeneration. He worked for Schroder Salomon before becoming a partner at Bee Bee Developments. Having been a Director at Mountgrange Investment Management LLP, Heneage now runs his own investment management business. Heneage is advising our analysis on economics and valuations.

Graham Stewart is an historian and journalist who has written for The Times for ten years and is the newspaper’s official historian. His latest book, Bang! A History of Britain in the 1980s was published in 2013. Graham is advising our research programme.

David Taylor is an Engineer with over 30 years experience in the design and construction of streets and urban places. He is passionate about how engineering can contribute to urbanism. He established The Urban Engineering Studio in 2012 and now directs a growing portfolio of work, across the UK and Europe. He is a founding member of the Academy of Urbanism and a visiting lecturer on urban engineering at Cambridge University. He frequently writes on engineering and has authored many articles and design guides related to urban design. David has worked on several urban design projects with Create Streets and is currently leading our work at Mount Pleasant.

Zoe Tritton was External Relations Director at the think tank Reform for three years. Previously she worked in the City for Cheyne Capital and Goldman Sachs as well as the investor relations consultancy Broker Profile. Zoe has lived in Hong Kong, Shanghai, India and London and has a passion for social housing reform.

Ruaidhri Tulloch is an operations manager at Domnis, a Paris-based social housing group with 11,000 properties.  He was recently commended for restoring Versailles’ streetscape having lead the rebuilding project which followed the partial demolition of three failed 1970’s blocks of flats.  His 15 years experience in building, conservation, and planning has been split between the UK and France, he is an architect and a former Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Scholar. Ruaidhri is conducting research with Create Streets on a comparison of planning systems in London and Paris.

James Fischelis is an urban consultant and designer who has worked on major urban projects in the UK and Far East. He specialises in creating and adapting spaces to fulfil their social, economic and cultural potential in the context of the institutions, markets, financial systems, technology and regulations that are fundamental to urban life. James spent his early career as a service and product designer working for a number of blue chip companies including O2, Barclays and BT, before gaining a Masters Degree in Urban Design from the Bartlett, UCL.

Timo Hämäläinen is a geographer who is part strategic urban development consultant, part city planning “activist” and thought leader in contemporary urbanism via his blog urbanfinland.com and membership in a Helsinki-based planning collective ‘Urban Helsinki’. Timo’s blog dissects the inner workings of Finnish urban development and has been chosen among the "best city blogs around the world" by The Guardian. Timo has been working with projects that seek to harness the latest insight in urbanism for the planning of lovable cities.

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George Trefgarne is founder of Boscobel & Partners, a communications firm specialising in asset management and infrastructure. He began his career as a journalist and is a former Economics Editor, Business Editor and columnist at The Telegraph. He has a strong interest in housing and an affection for terraced houses. He continues to write on economic and related subjects for national newspapers and wrote Metroboom – Lessons from Britains Recovery in the 1930s, published by the Centre for Policy Studies. This highlighted the importance of building new homes in the recovery from the Great Depression.


Gail Mayhew is a consultant working in regeneration, master-planning and land promotion. She has worked for English Partnerships, Charterhouse Estates and Morgan Grenfell Laurie. Her research interests further include co-authoring Valuing Sustainable Urbanism with Savills Residential Research for The Princes Foundation for the Built Environment as well as a study on innovative practice in Strategic Land Investment.

Mingfei Ma is a PhD student in urban planning, design and modelling in the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. She is interested in understanding how planning policies affect city development and how residents adapt to changes. A trained architect, she focues on using the insights from quantitative analysis to create design solutions. Her research is on how greenbelts affect the economic performance of emerging cities in Asia and designing alternatives to greenbelts. She is using computer models to test and quantify policy impact.

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Beth McHattie is a communications consultant working with clients right across the creative industries. She was Head of Corporate Communications for Sotheby’s and launched Sotheby’s Asia. Moving to English Heritage, she devised its Save our Streets campaign which, fronted by Bill Bryson and partnered by the Women’s Institute, inspired local people to undertake clutter audits and demand better quality public space. She also ran a Conservation Areas at Risk campaign to help both residents and councils look after local character.  Beth is exploring what crowdfunding could mean for Create Streets.

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Angus McNeill Peel is studying Geography at the University of Oxford. He has researched the design of public space in Copenhagen and infrastructure to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists in London. He is currently writing his dissertation on how urban planning in Atlanta is changing a historic neighbourhood. He intends to pursue a career in urban planning and design.

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Chris Bush is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Bath and has been working with us as a researcher. His interests lie in civic engagement and tackling the UK's housing crisis.

Joseph Jutras founded the Institution of Traditional Architecture in 2014 to compile and share learnings and observations. He is active in organising traditional architecture courses and giving lectures. He is very interested in the link between our built environment, society, and well being.

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