Urbanist Platform team

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CJ Obi - Director (Content Creator)

Sylvia Moffatt - Internal Comms Officer

Sylvia Moffatt - Internal Comms Officer


CJ is driven to promote the built environment sector and has a passion for cities and people; developed from studying Urban Planning, Design & Management (BSc) and European Property Development (MSc), both at University College London (UCL).  


City of Birth: London, UK


Favourite place in the world: Manhattan (Lower East Side), New York

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Sylvia Moffatt - Internal Comms Officer

Sylvia Moffatt - Internal Comms Officer

Sylvia Moffatt - Internal Comms Officer


Sylvia is passionate about creating climate and flood resilient urban communities, specifically through bottom-up planning and design. She obtained her MA Urban Design & Planning from the University of Sheffield and BSc Geography & Urban Studies from McGill University. 


City of birth: Vancouver, UK


Favourite place in the world: Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris.

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Leah Hegarty - Innovation Manager

Sylvia Moffatt - Internal Comms Officer

Leah Hegarty - Innovation Manager


Leah has a keen interest in regeneration and economic development in the built environment. She is currently studying Town and Regional Planning at the University of Liverpool and has a strong interest in regeneration and economic development.


City of Birth: Liverpool, UK


Favourite place in the world: Park Guell, Barcelona.

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Amy Paterson - Contributor

Abigail Upton - Innovation Consultant

Leah Hegarty - Innovation Manager


Having completed her Masters in Cities and Global Development, Amy is now a Planning Consultant in London. She helps to secure planning permission for large-scale residential and commercial schemes across the UK, many of which are in challenging locations such as conservation areas.



City of Birth: Essex, UK


Favourite place in the world:  Sahara Desert. 

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Christian Cardiss - Contributor

Abigail Upton - Innovation Consultant

Abigail Upton - Innovation Consultant


Christian’s desire to pursue a career in urban planning is rooted in his commitment to affect material change and a sustainable growth in cities. He is an Urban Regeneration and Development (MSc) student at the University of Manchester and has also completed an Urban Regeneration and Planning (BA) at the University of Liverpool.


City of Birth: Leeds, UK


Favourite place in the world: Friedrichstrasse, Berlin

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Abigail Upton - Innovation Consultant

Abigail Upton - Innovation Consultant

Abigail Upton - Innovation Consultant

 

Abigail is currently studying Geography (BA) at the University of Sheffield and has already had experience in various planning companies and authorities. Urban Studies has always been an interest of hers – especially international planning, as she enjoyed spending time researching the place and space of Berlin. 



 City of Birth: Burton-on-Trent, UK


Favourite place in the world: Jaco Beach, Jaco

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Emily Hindle - Contributor

George Baines - Contributor

Emily Hindle - Contributor

Emily is a 3rd year MPlan student at Newcastle University. She enjoys studying transport infrastructure and researching the creation of resilient cites to mitigate natural and human induced disaster. She regularly volunteers in schools for a planning organisation to teach younger generations about planning.


City of birth: Leeds, UK


Favourite place in the world: Bentota, Sri Lanka

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Arjun Lal - Contributor

George Baines - Contributor

Emily Hindle - Contributor

Arjun’s interest in urban planning heavily stems from the real impact that he believes the built environment has on social wellbeing. He is currently studying an integrated masters in Town and Regional Planning at the University of Liverpool. 



City of Birth: Kabul, UK


Favourite place in the world: City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia 

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George Baines - Contributor

George Baines - Contributor

George Baines - Contributor

George is a final year Urban Studies and Planning student at the University of Sheffield and is hoping to eventually work at consultancy level. He has particular interests in large infrastructure projects, homebuilding schemes and regeneration.




City of birth: Northampton, UK


Favourite place in the world:  Centro Histórico, Cusco

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Natasha Marjoram - Contributor

Natasha Marjoram - Contributor

Natasha Marjoram - Contributor

Natasha believes the importance of the built environment lies in its ability to create socially inclusive environments. To her, this means planning cities for those who are often marginalised. She studied Cities and Global Development (MA), at The University of Sheffield.  


City of Birth: Leeds, UK  


Favourite place in the world:  Florida Road, Durban

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Poppy Cohen - Contributor

Natasha Marjoram - Contributor

Natasha Marjoram - Contributor

Poppy is a Geography (BA) student at the University of Leeds. She has a particular interest in social justice and welfare in urban contexts and hopes to one day start social enterprise and NGO projects to make the city a better and fairer place.    



City of birth: London, UK  


Favourite place in the world: The Marin Headlands, California. 

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Noah Powers - Contributor

Natasha Marjoram - Contributor

Noah Powers - Contributor

Noah is studying City Design and Social Science (MSc) at the London School of Economics and completed his Bachelor’s in Urban Geography and Psychology at McGill University in Montreal. Noah has a particular interest in new cities and sustainable and equitable planning 


 City of Birth: Toronto, Canada. 


Favourite place: Mile End, Montreal. 

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Emily Bates – Contributor

Emily studies the integrated masters in Town and R

Emily Bates - Contributor

Emily Bates - Contributor

Noah Powers - Contributor

Emily studies the integrated masters in Town and Regional planning at the University of Liverpool. She is interested in the development of innovative urban design to create sustainable communities and cities. She is actively engaged with the built environment sector, sitting on the North West Young Planners Committee and volunteering with Placed Education to inspire future generations.


City of Birth: Manchester, UK


Favourite Place: Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy

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Isaac Jolly - Contributor

Emily Bates - Contributor

Isaac Jolly - Contributor

Isaac is currently studying for his Planning (MSc) at the University of Manchester with interests in sustainable urban environments, urban policy and community engagement. He has obtained a Human Geography (BSc) at Manchester Metropolitan University, completing a year abroad at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, USA 



City of Birth: Suffolk, UK


Favourite place in the world: North End Waterfront, Boston