Urban Design Director
Cathy is a recognised practitioner in urban design and an associate of the RTPI. She gained a master’s in urban design at Newcastle University. Cathy’s role at Ryder involves research, masterplanning, public realm, site and contextual analysis, stakeholder engagement and planning. She also leads historic research, heritage statements and impact assessments, working closely with conservation officers, Historic England and other consultees. Cathy is a Building with Nature approved assessor and Healthy Streets Foundation practitioner, and is passionate about creating healthy, sustainable places which enhance wellbeing. She contributes to Ryder’s research on placemaking for health and wellbeing, including presenting at the SALUS Healthy City Design Congress.