Kay Pallaris


With a background in geography and environmental science, I bring my spatial, analytical and strategic thinking skills to lead masterplanning and public realm projects. Over my 20+ year career, my roles have focused on the applied use of spatial analytics to explore and inform spatial policy and design strategies.

My recent work on Neighbourhood Planning involved leading several creative community-led spatial visions in South-East London with a strong green infrastructure focus. This landscape-led approach is something I am particularly passionate about, as I strongly believe that designing and building with nature in mind is the only way we can reverse the decline of our environment and restore a healthy ecosystem.

I had the pleasure of working on the London 2012 programme where I saw how a major transformation project evolves from just an idea into reality. This amazing experience equipped me with programme management and leadership skills, and I approach any scale of project with the same enthusiasm and dedication. Following the 2012 finale I went back and studied a Master’s in Urban Design in Development, as I became very interested in how design impacts human health. I have since co-authored a number of articles exploring these links and have guest lectured across the country. I look forward to working on many more projects which allow me to work at the interface of research, policy and practice for a more sustainable future.

When I’m not mapping or writing about project risks, you will find me exploring nature and planning next season’s planting plan for our local community-run pocket park!

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