Polly Barker


I love working in the blurred space between economics and place. 

Whether it is for a site, city, or region; my role is to help set direction and guide decision making. My expertise spans both planning and economic development, and I particularly pride myself in the use of data and evidence to tell the story of place to shape future opportunities.  

Some of my proudest achievements have involved driving forward the investment case for several of the UKs largest and most complex transport and regeneration projects. I also feel incredibly privileged to have worked across the Middle East, shaping economic strategies and frameworks for cities, existing and emerging. However, whatever geography I am working in; it is always the collaboration between brilliantly talented colleagues, clients and multi-disciplinary teams that drive me.

At Prior + Partners I co-lead our Place Economics team. Integrating our offer into the practise could not be a better fit, the determination and commitment of my colleagues to deliver better outcomes is unmatched. 

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