BEN SMITH

Prior to joining Public Practice, Ben worked as a Chartered Landscape Architect and associate at Kinnear Landscape Architects. Ben has experience across different scales and types of projects from landscape strategy, to town centre regeneration and parks. He was the Project Landscape Architect on Walthamstow Wetlands, a landscape led and multi-award-winning project that, at 200 Hectares, is a green space of London wide significance. Ben is interested in the many facets of landscape and urban space; how they can connect people, draw upon innate characters of a place and address the urgent urban environmental issues of our time.

Part of the second cohort of Public Practice, Ben joined Epping Forest as Landscape Officer within a new joint implementation team working on Harlow and Gilston Garden Town sites across Epping Forest, Harlow and East Herts Districts, and other strategic sites in Epping Forest District Council’s Local Plan submission.

Read more about Ben's work during his placement in the 'Planning With Nature' resources and you can contact Ben via his LinkedIn account here.