20 March 2018
LONDON – PBA Partner Cristina Howick has again been included in The Planner’s list of influential women in planning and the built environment.
The list, compiled each year to mark International Women’s Day, aims to highlight the breadth, depth and quality of work that women do in the sector.
This is the third year that Cristina has been included in the list, receiving recognition for her contribution to land-use planning – especially in housing, where she was vocal in debates around the new ‘standard method’ to measure need.
“It is an honour to be named among such distinguished women. In the last year, my colleagues and I have been trying hard to promote ways to simplify planning. I am pleased to see that some of ideas we supported have made it into last week’s draft policy and guidance. With any luck, under the new system we can finally move on from arguing about how many homes are needed. A much better question is where to put them, and how to marry housing with economic uses and infrastructure. Going forward, this is what I will be working on.”
Each year, The Planner asks its readers to submit the names of women who have influenced them and who are helping to shape the sector, through academic work, work on projects, shaping planning policy or law or acting as a role model.
New to the list this year is Sadie Morgan, Commissioner for the National Infrastructure Commission, Anna Rose, Head of the Planning Advisory Service, Terrie Alafat, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Alison Mackay, Co-founder of Women in Planning, among others.
Cristina works with leading developers, house-builders, land promoters and local authorities on housing and employment policy.