13 March 2017
LONDON - PBA Partner Cristina Howick has been named in The Planner’s list of the most influential women in planning in 2017.
The list, published to mark International Women’s Day, highlights the women who are shaping the sector on a national level through their work in planning and the built environment. All those included on the list were put forward by readers of The Planner as examples of women who inspire them and influence their profession.
Alongside Cristina, the list includes Michèle Dix CBE, chief executive of Crossrail 2, Rachel Fisher, Head of infrastructure (cities and local growth) at the DCLG, Joanna Averley, strategic manager, growth and development for Crossrail 2 at Transport for London, and Nicola Barclay, chief executive of Homes for Scotland. You can view the full list here.
“It is an honour to be included in such a brilliant group of women,” said Cristina. "I am doing my best to deserve it – currently working on both housing and employment uses, trying to put sharper economic thinking into spatial planning."
Cristina was singled out on the list for her contribution to the planning profession and for providing commentary on the local planning process. She works with leading house-builders, land promoters and local authorities on housing and employment needs, and recently published a review of the 2017 Housing White Paper.