Kathryn Firth is a Director in Cities, Planning and Design at Arup. She is an architect and urban designer whose passion for creating thriving urban places spans some 30 years, working in cities around the world with diverse spatial, social and economic contexts. She has led masterplanning and urban regeneration projects across the UK, the US, Europe and the Middle East. These have ranged from public realm improvements to brownfield site development of several thousand hectares. Kathryn serves on several design review panels, London First Place Commission and is a Mayor’s Design Advocate alum. She holds a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where she has been teaching over the past 5 years. She also teaches regularly at the Bartlett, UCL.