Joanna Allen

Joanna is a Partner at JTP, with wide-ranging experience of urban regeneration, masterplanning and residential design. She is responsible for JTP’s international portfolio of projects and has worked across Europe, Russia, the Middle East and China.

In the UK, Joanna is leading teams working on a range of large-scale masterplanning projects throughout the UK and in particular, the south-east and south-west as well as Yorkshire and Scotland. She has experience of leading collaborative masterplanning processes working with local communities and key stakeholders. She has extensive experience of Design Coding as well as leading detailed architectural projects for housing associations and other housing developers.

Joanna is currently working on a number of strategic masterplanning projects including Chelmsford Garden Community in Essex, Worcestershire Parkway in Worcestershire and Calderdale Garden Communities in West Yorkshire. She is also part of the team developing a mixed-use village close to Prague in the Czech Republic.

In China, where Joanna has specialised in regional and city regeneration projects, JTP has undertaken over 40 large-scale masterplanning and regeneration projects, from Dalian in the North, to Hainan in the South.

In the United Arab Emirates, Joanna led the masterplanning of Shahama and Bahia. The project was driven by bioclimatic design principles and was the first time that a Participatory Planning Process was undertaken in the UAE – where local residents were invited to participate in the regeneration of their neighbourhood.

Joanna was responsible for masterplanning a series of new large-scale settlements in Moscow and St Petersburg and along the Black Sea Coast in Russia. She was part of the multidisciplinary Capital Cities Planning Group (CCPG), an Anglo-American team including JTP, Gillespies, UDA and Buro Happold, which won the competition for Moscow Expansion; the design and planning of the new Federal District in Moscow.

Joanna is an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, an organisation which promotes the cause of good quality urbanism throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Joanna is passionate about the importance of placemaking and how the design of good places impacts positively on health and wellbeing, She believes strongly that the best places are created through collaborative processes and therefore ensures that JTP’s Charrette Methodology is embedded in every project, often including extensive participation of local communities and stakeholders.

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