Panel

  • Michael Wells

    Michael Wells

    BA (Hons Cantab.), MA (Hons Cantab) PhD C.Biol CWEM CSci FCIEEM, MSB, MCIWEM

    Biodiversity by Design Ltd

    Mike is both a professional ecologist and an ecourbanist, with nearly 30 years of consultancy experience and 40 years in ecological science. He co-founded Biodiversity by Design Ltd in 2006 with the express aim of focusing on creative multifunctional ecology. Mike's key interests lie in exploring opportunities for biodiversity enhancement and ecological education in the creative gaps between Ecology and other disciplines including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil and Structural Engineering and Art. Mike has led the ecological design of several benchmark exemplars of ecourbanism including the Athletes' Village (now East Village) Stratford for the 2012 Olympic Games and the regeneration of the Greenwich Peninsula. Mike has practiced globally in over 20 countries and published widely in relation to the ecological aspects of urban regeneration, masterplanning and design. He is an expert in innovative habitat creation including multifunctional wetlands and vegetated architecture.

    Housing, Landscape, Strategic Development

  • Clare Wilks

    Clare Wilks

    MA UD and MA (Oxon) Fine Art

    LDA

    Clare is an urban designer and master planner leading LDA Design’s new multi-disciplinary team in Bristol. Using her creative approach and communication skills, she looks for ways to make places memorable and responsive to the existing environment. Her previous work with communities has strengthened her belief that all good designs are firmly rooted in local people’s experience and knowledge. Recent work includes new garden villages in the south-east, Somerdale in Keynsham, the Nylon Spinners Factory in Pontypool, and city visioning for the regeneration of Bangor, Wales.  

    Housing

  • Charles Wilson

    Charles Wilson

    MA DA[Manc] Dip Arch Riba MRTPI

    Charles Wilson is an Architect & Town Planner who has practiced in both private & public sectors. He previously co-designed the listed bus station at BDP, was City Architect and Planning Director at Lancaster, past chair of the CABE / Historic England Urban Panel, and was the deputy chair of Places Matter, the North West Regional Design Review service. He is current chair of strategic project review for Design West.

    Heritage, Housing, Strategic Development