Jane is an urban designer, architect and chartered town planner and a founding director of Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. She has 30 years' experience in practice, mainly in urban design consultancy.
Her focus is on the interface between design and planning, and securing quality through the planning process at various scales, from strategic to detailed design. Her interests include the distinctive character of different places, particularly historic environments. Jane’s specialist expertise includes design policy on guidance and design coding, having led a research programme that shaped government policy and jointly authored Preparing Design Coding - A Practice Manual (2006). Skilled at steering complex projects with a multi-headed client group, and challenging circumstances or ill-defined brief, she has acted as masterplan advisor to deliver a broad range of proposals. Jane’s experience on design review panels includes Design Council Cabe, Berkshire, Southwark and Inspire East.
A member of Historic England’s London Advisory Committee and the Academy of Urbanism, Jane has spoken at conferences and training events and is involved in education, currently for Sheffield University. She was a CABE Enabler and Building for Life (BfL) Assessor.