Richard Sobey


As a Place-making Consultant, Richard creates strategies, designs projects, develops policies and evaluates actions, working with clients across the arts, urban planning, local government, and heritage sectors internationally.   As a Creative Inter-disciplinary Practitioner, Designer and Producer with over 25 years of professional experience, Richard creates people-focussed experiences that test approaches to urban living.    He collaborates with artists, technologists, serious games designers, architects, planners, land managers, developers, communities and audiences to make engaging and impactful activities in the public realm designed to inform strategic programmes and policy decisions in urban development.   Richard recently completed the MRes Interdisciplinary Urban Design research programme at UCL Bartlett School of Planning (awarded Distinction and year prize 2019).   His research focussed on active citizenship and the creation of spaces for citizen participation in smart urbanism (managing the city and its development through embedded technologies and data analysis).