About the Healthy Streets Awards Judges

 

Brian Deegan, Principal Design Engineer, Urban Movement & Healthy Streets Awards Judge Chairman

Brian is one of the UK’s leading street design engineers and was co-author of the London Cycling Design Standards. With a background in engineering, he has also led high-profile policy and planning projects. He helped develop Transport for London’s Healthy Street Check, a key tool in designing for ‘Healthy Streets’, and helped ensure the design quality of all projects associated with the London Mayor’s £1billion Cycling and Healthy Streets programme. As a design engineer for Camden Council, Brian introduced the UK to ‘light segregation’ for cycling, and subsequently assisted TfL in the testing of innovative approaches to cycling-friendly signalised junction design, such as ‘hold the left’, two-stage right turns and early release.

Robert Nicholas, Senior Traffic Engineer, London Borough of Hackney 

Robert has worked within the Traffic and Transportation sector in London for over 12 years. His experience ranges across the public and private sector, working with organisations such as Steer Davis Gleeve, Transport for London (TfL) and several London Local authorities on projects from concept, detail design and consultation through to construction. Robert is currently working for the London Borough of Hackney as a Senior Traffic Engineer, and is the Lead Designer and Project Manager for the engineering aspect of Hackney's £10.5 million Liveable Neighbourhood Scheme. He is also the Lead Designer for School Streets as well as the upgrading of Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) in Hackney.  

Daisy Narayanan, Deputy Director, Sustrans Scotland & Project Director, Edinburgh Council 

Daisy Narayanan is the Director of Urbanism for Sustrans, currently on secondment to the City of Edinburgh Council to lead the Edinburgh City Centre Transformation programme.
In Sustrans, her role involves interweaving policy, public realm design and a broad integration of key place principles to help create liveable towns and cities, within the remit of Sustrans vision and mission. As Project Director in the City of Edinburgh Council, she is taking forward Edinburgh’s aspirations to enhance the city centre as a world class place to live, work and visit.
Daisy is on the Board of Architecture & Design Scotland and a member of Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund panel. She was on the Active Travel Task Force set up by the Minister for Transport and the Islands.  
Drawing on her previous experience working as an architect and urban designer in India, Singapore, England and Scotland, Daisy believes passionately in the importance of creating places for people: places that reflect and complement the communities that live in them.
A music aficionado, a bookworm and a linguist, Daisy spends her time enjoying the Scottish outdoors with her husband and two children. 

Christopher Martin, Co-Founder & Director, Urban Strategy, Urban Movement

Christopher Martin is an influential urban designer and planner working all over the globe to help communities improve their public spaces, as well as supporting Governments to develop strategy, change policies, and make great places possible.

He is Co-Founder and Director of Urban Strategy at Urban Movement, and a fully qualified Urban Designer and Planner, with over 14 years’ experience leading complex urban projects; focusing on public realm, streets and transport. He consistently adds value through ensuring the seamless integration of urban and landscape design with engineering and transport.

Hassan Mohamad, Portfolio Sponsor - Liveable Neighbourhoods, Transport for London

Hassan currently leads Transport for London’s flagship Liveable Neighbourhoods programme. He is a Chartered Engineer with strong technical experience in the planning, development, delivery and assurance of innovative sustainable transport, urban realm and road safety portfolios. He previously helped shape, design and deliver various projects that formed part of the 2012 Olympic Games on behalf of LB Newham and the Olympic Delivery Authority and delivered the highly commended (CIHT 2016, Innovation) England 2015 Rugby World Cup transport improvements. Hassan holds a BEng in Civil Engineering and an MSc Project Management, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport (FCIHT).

Jenny Wiles, Regional Director (North), Living Streets 

Jenny is the Regional Director (North), for the national charity for everyday walking, Living Streets. She currently leads a team delivering projects in schools, workplaces and communities across the north of England, develops strategic partnerships and influences policy and investment in the walking agenda. Jenny has provided strategic walking advice to Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, supporting the development and delivery of his Made to Move vision for cycling and walking. In her ‘spare time’ she has been working towards a MSc. Future Cities at Northumbria University.   

Susan Claris, Associate Director, Arup

A transport planner and anthropologist who has worked for Arup for more than twenty five years, Susan has a particular interest in how urban mobility creates more liveable communities and, specifically, the many benefits that arise from making cities more walkable. Susan led the report “Cities Alive: Towards a walking world” to shine a light on the benefits of walkability and the actions that can be taken to improve it . Susan frequently publishes articles on walkability and recently gave evidence to the Transport Committee’s enquiry on active travel. Susan is also a Trustee of Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.​

Ben Addy, Head of Collaborative Design, Sustrans 

Stephen O'Malley, Founding Director, Civic Engineers

Marketa Nosalova, Development Manager, TOWN

As a development manager, Marketa works on projects ranging from town centre regeneration schemes to urban extensions with a focus on building compact, walkable and green neighbourhoods. Her experience spans acquisitions, development appraisals, urban design, masterplanning and delivery. She is particularly interested in how urban design influences people’s behaviour and is a strong believer in giving people opportunities to influence the design of places. She is passionate about building places that are welcoming for people and not cars, with the ideal street being one where children can cycle to school. Marketa is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Academy of Urbanism and is a keen cyclist.

Rosslyn Colderley, England Director North, Sustrans 

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. Rosslyn’s background is active travel and environmental conservation, with over twenty years’ experience of leading, inspiring and motivating teams to achieve outstanding results. Sustrans make the case for walking and cycling, such as in the ‘Bike Life’ reports; recognising that grassroots support combined with robust evidence and strong political leadership drives real change. Rosslyn especially loves audacious projects like the 16,000 mile National Cycle Network, used by millions of people – in fact mainly on foot - every year. Previous projects include a Victorian Boat Lift restoration in Northwich and a floating visitor centre at Brockholes Nature Reserve near Preston. In her spare time, Rosslyn is supporting a £10m redevelopment of the Octagon Theatre in Bolton as a Board Member, and is a Leadership Coach for the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester.

 

 

Lucy Saunders, Healthy Streets Limited 

Lucy Saunders is a unique combination of public health specialist, urbanist and transport planner. She created the Healthy Streets Approach, an evidence based-framework for decision making at every level to embed public health in city transport, public realm and planning. Building on her success in London she now shares her expertise with cities and regions globally as Director of Healthy Streets Ltd.

Her highly influential work put health at the heart of city policy in London. Healthy Streets is the framework of the Mayor’s 25 year Transport Strategy, a pillar of the London Plan (spatial plan) and part of all the Mayor’s statutory strategies.

She developed bespoke Healthy Streets tools to enable practitioners to apply the Healthy Streets Approach in horizon scanning, case making, design, implementation and evaluation. She has trained over 500 practitioners in the UK and overseas.

She advises the World Health Organisation, UK government Departments for Transport and Health, Faculty of Public Health and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. She has worked across a wide range of organisations from local to international level including NHS, government, academic, private and voluntary sector.

She gained Fellowship of the UK Faculty of Public Health in 2012 on completion of the UK specialist medical training programme in Public Health. She has masters degrees in geography and public health.


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