Andy has 20 years experience in Planning, Urban Design and Heritage. He is a qualified and well practised Urban Designer and Heritage Officer with a pragmatic attitude.
His skillset is primarily focussed around Heritage Impact, Masterplanning, Regeneration and Urban Design assessments. He is passionate about connecting people to place through communities understanding their collective heritage and the social impact that their built environment has upon their mental and physical wellbeing as well as their social memory and sense of place.
He has also over the years been a strong pioneer of the resurgence of Planning and Health and previously worked with the Leeds NHS and Leeds Childhood Obesity Management Board in their efforts to embed health back into planning. His main area of research today is focussed around the lessons that our historic environment can give us with regards future sustainable placemaking that is both climate resilient, healthy and of a human scale.