Jennie Savage is an urban designer and social researcher specialising in engaging communities to co-write place shaping, urban design and planning frameworks. She uses community mapping and map making to give voice to individuals and ensure community agency in place shaping. This solution driven approach is enabling and focuses on finding consensus to imagine shared futures, to tell future stories.

Projects take many forms and sit at the edges of design and planning practices. She is lead author of the Winchester Vision 2020-2030, ‘Future Stories’, a collaborative project with residents of BCP, to shape high street renewal, and ‘This is for the Majority’ design guidance for gender inclusivity, made with women and girls in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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 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 currently Public Realm Project Officer at London Borough of Tower Hamlets working in the Plan Making team and writing design guidance on gender inclusion with women and girls in the borough.