Leading planning consultancy Urbana further bolsters team with appointment of experienced Urbanist.

Sheffield and London based planning consultancy Urbana has continued their strong expansion with the recent appointment of Urbanist, Georgia Parker.

Georgia chose to make the move to Urbana from Sheffield-based consultancy, nineteen47. Urbana’s focus on urbanism and their commitment to making better towns and cities nationwide is the ethos which drew Georgia into her new position.

Having graduated from the University of Sheffield with an MPlan in Urban Studies and Planning, Georgia has been working for the past year as a graduate planner, where she gained invaluable experience. Thus far Georgia has varied experience in the realm of development planning and is keen to jump in further and deliver high-quality and exciting projects with the Urbana team.

Regarding her decision to move, Georgia said: “I am thrilled to join the fantastic team of urbanists here at Urbana. As a business, they stand out from other consultancies with their sole aim of ‘making cities better’. I am excited to be part of a movement which seeks to deliver genuine placemaking and work within a team which is passionate about urbanism.“

“I also have a particular interest in sustainability, and how we can use the planning process to ensure we protect our environment with quality placemaking decisions which is a key-value to everyone at Urbana.”

The first female associate at Urbana, Chloe Parmenter said: “We are delighted to have Georgia on the team at Urbana. The addition of another female to the team exudes positivity and reflects the change taking place across the industry, and we are so excited to see her thrive and deliver great urbanism with our clients.”

Urbana CEO Adam Murray said: “It was a no-brainer to take on Georgia, she’s the perfect fit for Urbana. Not only has she got a solid CV and skills to match, but she also shares each of our key values as a business whether it is our green credentials or our passion for simply making cities.”