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Working collaboratively within teams we shape innovative, creative, and strategic responses to project needs. We are part of The LDN Collective whose members bring a range of built environment expertise to tackle every projects' unique requirements.

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Shira de Bourbon Parme  DPhil

Co-Founding Partner

Urban Design

Social Impact

Design Briefs & Guidelines
Social & Cultural Anthropology

Community Engagement

Ethnographic Research

Shira is an urban designer and social anthropologist. She has over 10 years of experience collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to deliver masterplans with a focus on coordinated spatial and social development. Shira has worked on large master plans and smaller urban schemes, including mixed-use city districts, neighbourhood regeneration and resettlement projects. She has designed residential, commercial and public realm projects, and has advised on design guidelines for new cities in China, inclusive public green spaces in London, and healthy environments in the UK and abroad. Focusing on people-centred development, her work supports the delivery of targeted positive impacts, addressing sustainability goals and promoting wellbeing at every stage of the project life span, from conception to occupancy.

 

Shira holds a doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Future of Cities Programme at the University of Oxford.

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Nikos Karadimitriou  PhD

Co-Founding Partner

Integrated Urban Development
Strategic Planning
Blue/Green Infrastructure
Housing & Regeneration

Social Return on Investment

Nikos is an academic and urban development consultant with over 18 years of international public and private sector experience in urban development, urban regeneration and housing as well as integrated territorial development policy and planning. He has significant expertise in dealing with complex spatial planning and development issues such as those occasioned by major urban investment programmes and projects.

In his most recent assignments, he supported local and regional authorities with implementing their territorial development projects, for example via the UN Habitat technical support for blue/green infrastructure in Addis Ababa or via the European Investment Bank (EIB) technical assistance for Athens’ and Thessaloniki’s Integrated Territorial Investment Plan to improve urban resilience. He has worked on developing Quality of Life indicators for EU’s Urban Audit and has recently co-authored RICS’ report on “Measuring the Social, Economic and Environmental Effects of Property and Infrastructure Development”. Nikos holds a PhD in Town Planning from UCL and he is an associate professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.