Karen Jelenje

Karen joined URBED as an Urban Design Intern in March 2017 and is currently studying a Masters in Cities and Global Development at The University of Sheffield. She recently visited Chennai in India as part of a university fieldtrip to undertake a collaborative urban design project based on Marina Beach. 

Prior to this, Karen was working for a housing association in London as a project manager; delivering and working on a number affordable housing schemes in and around Greater London.  Karen holds a BA (Hons) in Architecture from The University of Sheffield where she graduated in 2012. Her final year project was a waterfront regeneration scheme in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire where she proposed a shell fish market and growing facility as a way to economically regenerate the declining seaside resort and revive the oyster growing heritage of Cleethorpes Beach of the 1800’s.

Both her undergraduate and masters programmes have allowed Karen to develop a keen interest in urban design, economic regeneration and community-led housing.  In her spare time, Karen volunteers and campaigns for an international development charity which has helped her to gain an understanding of the wider policy implications affecting urban regeneration and development in a variety of contexts. 

Karen Jelenje