Christopher is a fully qualified Urban Designer and Planner, with over 12 years’ experience designing and leading complex urban projects, focussing on public realm, streets and transport.
He believes and argues that people, society, and the planet need cities, and we need them to evolve sustainably and function efficiently, so that all citizens and governments can reap the many benefits they provide. This is why he focuses his expertise on delivering streets, public realm, and transport as catalysts for social inclusion and connectedness, environmental sustainability, enjoyment, and city life.
Christopher roots his design work in detailed fieldwork and analysis, so that he truly understands a place, its citizens, and their culture. He then focuses projects around this understanding - delivering on his belief that good urbanism puts people at its core, and that the path to creating successful, enjoyable, and functional cities, is one that shapes a city around its people and their culture.
He believes that communication and relationship is fundamental to improving cities, and he convincingly communicates the benefits of people-focussed public realm to a wide range of audiences, from key decision-makers to the general public; as well as speaking about his beliefs and ideas for the design of cities and the public realm at events.
In 2011 he was appointed to the ‘Urban Design Group’ Editorial Board, a publication to which he regularly contributes articles, and has been a guest-lecturer and tutor at The Bartlett School of Planning and Architecture for a number of years.
His reputation stems from his ideas and project work; which spans conception, design, management, and delivery; and where he has become known for humanising complex urban environments through seamlessly integrating landscape design and engineering.