Dan is a researcher and certified project manager with experience in urban design, community outreach and artistic programming. Prior to joining Public Practice, he worked on multiple collaborative planning processes to shape small to large scale masterplans and design briefs, created research material and facilitated design workshops for nonprofit and for-profit clients. He has a background in creative writing and producing independent theatre.

Part of the second cohort of Public Practice, Dan joined Ashford Borough Council as Masterplanning and Delivery Coordinator. He led a high profile initiative bringing together multiple stakeholder groups to determine long-term community stewardship of local assets in a major growth area south of Ashford. His role involved developing the Council’s long-term quality placemaking ambitions and he made recommendations for a joined-up approach based on best practices identified in the emerging community management trust for Chilmington Green.