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Alan Middleton

Alan Middleton

Alan has carried out research and consultancy for the United Nations on street children in Russia and on human rights, democracy and development in Mongolia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Ecuador and Bolivia. He is an expert evaluator for the European Commission on Cities and Sustainable Development. Other international work includes social and economic aspects of the revitalisation of the historic centre of Quito, Ecuador and the feasibility of providing training for low-cost housing in Uganda. He also worked as a member of the TCPA team that reported on housing need and provision in England, and has acted as a consultant on urban and community regeneration issues for a number of clients.

Patrick Loftman


Patrick's research has included work on the impact of 'prestige' property developments on disadvantaged groups; community-based regeneration strategies; evaluations of Estate Action, UDC's and SRB programmes; evaluations of Central Government urban policy initiatives; a national review of local authority planning practice with regard to race equality issues; and a review of race equality and urban regeneration issues. Patrick was also involved in the formulation of Race Equality Guidance for New Deal for Community Partnerships on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

Kathryn Moore

Katyhryn Moore

Having lectured and published extensively on design quality, theory, education and practice, Kathryn Moore has recently completed a book “Demystifying the art of design”, partly funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (publication summer 2008).

Immediate Past President of the Landscape Institute she has been central to the modernisation of its structure and profile raising over the last decade. Currently participating in a pilot study for CABE regional advisors, (run by MADE, Birmingham), recent consultancy projects include membership of the team for Martha Schwartz for a major city centre project in Birmingham and for the Living Landmarks Big Lottery Fund project (for Birmingham City Council), with Lovejoys, Birmingham for significant urban realm development adjacent to Nottingham Castle and the 30:60:90 strategic urban vision for the Black Country Consortium. She has been invited to advise on the design of the development of city regions in Costa Rica.

A member of the steering committee and jury for the international City Park Design Competition in Birmingham City Council, she served as a member of the jury for the international competition in Hangang River, Seoul, a public square in Newport, Wales and the Velodrome Park for the Olympic Development Agency, London. A member of the design panel for a 6,500 home new town development in Devon, she is a former trustee for CBAT, the arts regeneration agency in Cardiff, the UK representative for the European Foundation of Landscape Architects (EFLA) and the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA) and a member of the Landscape Policy and European Landscape Convention working groups of EFLA.

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