Panel

  • Sarah Toy

    Sarah Toy

    BEng MSc MICE CEng FRSA FSI

    Sarah Toy Consulting

    Sarah has 30 years’ experience working on infrastructure projects around the world. Her expertise is focused on developing strategic approaches to healthy urban development. She has worked in diverse roles including Sustainability Advisor at consultancy Arup and Chief Resilience Officer at Bristol City Council. Since July 2018 she has been a freelance Urban Futures Consultant and Research Director at Bristol Futures Global, where she leads on digital placemaking and 5G research.

    Climate, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Jon Tricker

    Jon Tricker

    BEng (Hons), CIHT

    PJA

    Jonathan is a Director at Phil Jones Associates (PJA) and focuses on combining transport, engineering and place-making advice to a range of clients. He is highly regarded within the transport planning profession and brings over 25 years’ commercial experience, focusing on master planning, development planning and street design. He is a highly capable projects director, used to leading, project managing and working with large inter-disciplinary design teams, mainly in Southern England.

    People & Place, Strategic Development, Transport

  • Nick Vaughan

    Nick Vaughan

    BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA

    Alec French Architects

    Nick has a special interest in co-coordinating complex projects on challenging sites, whether they are multi-use or for diverse client bodies. Leading projects such as London's King’s Cross Station, Birmingham's New Street Station and Bristol's Wapping Wharf has driven his passion for re-working and creating healthy, enriching and sustainable communities for people to live, work and travel through. From building projects in cities he understands that successful urban design depends on strong collaboration.

    Density, Housing, People & Place

  • John Waldron

    John Waldron

    DARCH, RIBA Parts 1-3

    spaces4learning

    John’s career as an architect has primarily been devoted to housing and education projects, with work in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. As a director of a larger architectural practice, his experience also covers a wider variety of building types. John has been a member of the Bristol Urban Design Forum since its inception, including five years as a co-chair of the design panel, becoming increasingly involved with wider urban design and landscape issues.

    Density, Housing, People & Place

  • Andy Ward

    Andy Ward

    BA (Hons) DipArch DipUD DipTP RIBA

    NEW masterplanning Ltd

    Andy is an architect, urban designer and town planner with over 30 years of experience working in both public and private sectors. From designing and implementing major city mixed use regeneration projects, creating visions for towns, strategies for urban extensions, garden villages and detailed housing layouts in sensitive locations, Andy believes in a collaborative process working closely with the wider community, the right professionals and builders to deliver high quality places fit for our future.

    Housing, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • 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

  • Mark Whitby

    Mark Whitby

    FREng, FICE

    Whitby Wood

    Mark is an engineer with wide-ranging experience of civil and structural engineering design, including bridges, roads, rail, and building projects. He has extensive experience of working on heritage projects as a designer, consultant to heritage organisations, and expert witness. Notable projects include millennium bridges in York, Lancaster and Peterborough, the extension to the Tate Modern, the new BBC headquarters, and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Current projects include the Edinburgh’s Dunard Centre (concert hall), the Design District in Greenwich and the conversion of a number of listed 1960’s office buildings.

    Heritage, People & Place, Transport

  • Craig White

    Craig White

    BSc, AA Dip FRSA

    White Design and Agile Homes

    Craig combines a number of roles as designer, developer and entrepreneur to deliver low-carbon outcomes in our built environment. Craig is founding Director of the Chartered RIBA Practice White Design, CEO at Agile Homes, and co-founder of the We Can Make project. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture at UWE. Recent roles include Chair of Wood for Good; Director at TRADA; Trustee at Spike Island and Steering Group Member at Innovate UK.

    Climate, Housing, People & Place

  • 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