Mike is a Royal Designer for Industry who is also a professional ecologist and an ecourbanist, with over 30 years of consultancy experience and over 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 current interests lie in exploring the 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.
He has led the ecological design of several exemplar regeneration projects including the Athletes' Village (now East Village) Stratford for the 2012 Olympic Games and the regeneration of the Greenwich Peninsula, both in London. Over the years Mike has become a leading expert in innovative urban and peri-urban habitat creation including multifunctional wetlands and vegetated architecture.
Mike has also had extensive consultancy experience in a variety of infrastructure sectors including roads, wind power, oil and gas and pipelines. He was ecological expert witness and consultant to the Highways Agency on the Stonehenge A303 Special Environmental Scheme. He has practiced globally in over 20 countries and published widely in relation to the ecological aspects of urban regeneration, masterplanning and design.