Heather is a chartered planner and urban designer, with a background in geography. She has over 13 years’ experience of working in the public sector. At Glasgow City Council, Heather shapes place policy and facilitates environmental regeneration. She has previously supported local and creative partnerships within Glasgow’s Canal Corridor and helped grow the Stalled Space initiative, activating vacant and underused land. She played a leading role in developing Glasgow’s greener legacy projects for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Heather is passionate about addressing social and environmental inequalities and has contributed to multiple complex green and blue infrastructure projects in Glasgow’s east end.
In 2019, she was seconded to Architecture & Design Scotland to develop a new ‘carbon conscious places’ service, working with the Scottish Government and local authorities in rural, islands and urban settings.
Heather is also an active member of the Academy of Urbanism, an affiliate of the UN Habitat’s Planners for Climate Action and was titled Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) UK Young Planner of the Year in 2018. Outside work, Heather enjoys hillwalking, travelling and spending time with her family.