Vicky Payne

Vicky recently joined URBED as a planner having previously worked in planning consultancies in Stoke on Trent and Manchester.

Vicky studied at The University of Manchester graduating with a Masters in Town and Country Planning, focusing particularly on urban design, community involvement and heritage. Her dissertation comprised a design study identifying regeneration opportunities around Victoria Station in Manchester. During the course Vicky also worked part time at an urban design consultancy where she was involved in character studies, masterplanning and community consultattion.

Vicky is interested in international development; she spent a portion of her second year studying in Hong Kong and has spent time working for a charity in Calcutta. These experiences have given her a broader understanding of how the built environment shapes communities and the complex nature of regeneration.

Within URBED Vicky will be working on a wide variety of town planning, urbanism, environment and design related multi-disciplinary projects.

Vicky is a member of the RTPI North West Young Town Planners group where she is responsible for promotion and social media in addition to assisting with events. Vicky is currently working towards completing her APC to become an accredited member of the RTPI.

Vicky Payne