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Dr Deb Upadhyaya

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A passionate advocate of sustainable urbanism, delivery of quality places and value creation through collaboration/ design led innovation. He champions inclusion and diversity as the fundamental building blocks of delivering resilient built environments.

He works as Manager – Garden Towns and Villages with a national remit at Homes England - the government’s housing accelerator. In a voluntary capacity, he serves as a board director at The Academy of Urbanism, an external examiner at the Manchester School of Architecture and a panel member for Sheffield, Essex and Greater Cambridgeshire Design Panels.

He coaches-mentors built environment professionals and pursues practice-led research on delivering ‘quality’ and ‘at pace’ in partnership with the built environment sector on ‘sustainable development goals, smart technologies and climate change’.

A Chartered Town Planner, Chartered Manager, Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design, and a Fellow at the RSA, he has a Doctorate in Philosophy on ‘Changing Paradigms of Evolving City Centres’ and an Executive MBA from the University of Sheffield.

Dr Deb Upadhyaya

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