In an ever changing world a new approach to delivering growth and development is required, building consensus and working towards common goals.


Changing Cities is an independent Planning and Development Consultancy based in London. The Company was established in 2012 and focuses on:

  • Strategic planning
  • Masterplanning
  • Urban regeneration
  • Preparation and negotiation of planning applications
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Management of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Site planning and feasibility
  • Preparation of planning policy documents
  • Development frameworks and design briefs



Changing Cities was established to help unlock development and regeneration through partnership working. Our ethos is based on five key principles:


COLLABORATION - Understanding the goals of the clients and working with stakeholders

TEAM WORKING - A holistic, multi-disciplinary approach

HIGH QUALITY DESIGN - Creating sustainable places not just buildings

REGENERATION - Transforming urban areas and realising social and economic benefits

DELIVERY - Development must be financially viable and deliverable



New Garden Suburb, Maldon

Seychelles Strategic Development Plan

Affordable Housing Studies, Rwanda

Twickenham Town Centre AAP

Northampton Innovation Centre

Kidlington Masterplan


Our work is cross-sector including housing, economic development, tourism, transport and infrastructure, green infrastructure and environment. Above all we understand the importance of context and recognise the need for a holistic approach to development.

We are skilled in managing and motivating multi-disciplinary teams to address complex urban development and design issues. We can work as part of larger multi-disciplinary teams, providing expert advice or can bring together teams of international experts to meet our clients’ requirements.

We operate at different scales and have extensive experience of working with the public and private sectors in the UK and overseas. Overseas experience includes work in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, China and Europe including projects for the United Nations, European Union and World Bank.

Projects include:

  • Masterplans for new garden communities in North Essex
  • Sheffield City Centre Masterplan
  • Northampton Innovation Centre
  • Bromley Area Action Plan
  • Seychelles Strategic Development Plan
  • Masterplan for Rawabi New Town, Palestine




Joanna Chambers

The Director of Changing Cities Joanna Chambers has over 30 years’ experience of working in planning and development in the public and private sectors. She has been responsible for a range of planning, masterplanning, urban design and regeneration work in the UK and overseas, focusing on the preparation of masterplans, development feasibility studies, regeneration strategies, project management and public consultation and participation. She is a member of the Council of the Architectural Association School and a Trustee of the Covent Garden Area Trust.



For further information please get in touch

Tel: 07889 392 786


Company number 08205123