Finlay is a qualified and Recognised Practitioner of Urban Design with close to 20 years of experience in the field spanning the public, private and third sector.
In this time, he has built up a wealth of knowledge and practical experience around achieving innovative urban design for more liveable environments. With particular expertise in street design and collaborative design processes, his approach is to work closely with local people to develop consensus for change.
He set up his practice ‘Streets Reimagined’ in 2015 to focus on human-centred approaches to the design of the ‘everyday’ urban environment. Recent work has included a research study for Main Roads Western Australia, a neighbourhood re-design project around two schools in Bristol and a high street re-design for the town of Bruton in Somerset.
Prior to this, Fin held a senior position at the sustainable transport charity Sustrans, where he led a programme of work empowering communities to reimagine streets as more sociable and liveable places.
Based on this experience, Finlay is a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University and also advises on major urban developments in the region as part of his role as a Built Environment Expert for The Design Council CABE.