Jennie Savage is an urbanist, creative thinker and social researcher working in the field of urban design and planning. She specialises in strategic design and place shaping and her unique approach grounds big picture, strategic thinking in the fine detail of everyday experience.

She has a keen interest in the ways public space and architecture shape the individual and their communites. The ways that we shape place and places shape us. 

Jennie is an experienced award winning designer and writer who is able to translate local knowledge into clear, useable documents, concepts, designs, public exhibitions, events and presentations.


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Jennie has worked nationally and internationally on projects funded by Heritage Lottery, European Social Fund, The Arts Council and British Council. She was a lecturer and studio tutor on Ba Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, UAL (2010-2020), Public Practice cohort 2022-2023 and named a ‘Woman of Influence 2023’ by the RTPI.

She is regularly invited to speak at conferences including ‘Cities for Citizens’ organised by UN Planners, ‘Lonliness, the next five years’, Campaign To End Lonliness, RTPI National Planning Conference and Future of London: Putting Co-design into practice.

As Public Realm Project Officer at London Borough of Tower Hamlets working in the Plan Making team she developed, researched and wrote, ‘This is for the majority’ design guidance on gender inclusion with women and girls in the borough.

She was lead author of Winchester Vision 2020-2030 which translated community aspiration in a vision document, adpoted in autumn 2020.

‘Future Stories’, was collaborative project with residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, to shape high street renewal. It was shortlisted for best plan by RTPI South West.


Publications include:

Future Stories: Tales from BCP Futurelab. Written Jennie Savage Pub, Feria Urbanism, 2022

That Which Flows From This,  Jennie Savage/ Edgework 2017

Nutopia: A critical view of future cities,  co-editied with Malcolm Miles, Pub University Plymouth Press 2011

Concrete A Users Manual, Jennie Savage & James Tyson 2008

Depending On Time, Written Jennie Savage Pub Safle 2008

STAR: A Psychotopography Of Place, Jennie Savage,  Pub CBAT 2006

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