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Senior Level Urban Planner

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Serial No: 4712
(03/08/1953, male)
List top 5 skills: community participation, dispute resolution, master planning, town planning, urban design
Current location: 

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Apr 2008 – present - aMaplan Planning + Design, Edinburgh, Scotland -   Owner

  • Oriental Consultants Co Ltd - Greater Colombo Urban Transport Development Project, Sri Lanka (Oct 2011 – Jul 2012) - Senior Urban Planner
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Edinburgh (Oct 2009 – Jan 2010) - Planning Officer
  • Fife Council (East), Scotland (Jun 2008 – Feb 2009) – Consulting Urban Planner
May 2007 – Mar 2008 - RPS Group Plc, Edinburgh, Scotland -  Urban Design Director

Apr 1994 – Apr 2007 - aMaplan East London, South Africa- Owner

Aug 1987 – Mar 1994 - Gordon Johnston Associates, East London, South Africa - Partner

Feb 1985 – Jul 1987 - Buffalo City Council, South Africa – Urban Planner

KEY SPECIALISATION AND EXPERIENCE      

(i)      Economic Development, Planning and Design
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner and Urban Designer – 400ha Export Processing Zone - East London Industrial Development Zone for ELDZ Corp/Buffalo City Municipality (SA) (2000/2) See http://www.elidz.co.za/about_the_el_idz
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Capacity Assessment of Pilot Local Authorities for Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) 2003, for International Organisation Development (South Africa)
(ii)    Sub Regional Development Planning
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Consulting Services for Township Development Component of the Greater Colombo Urban Transport Development Project, Sri Lanka, Oriental Consultants (2011 – 2012) – Sub Regional Spatial Development Plan (3K Area)
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner – Sub Regional Development Plan, Sutterheim, Cathcart and Komga Districts for the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Eastern Cape, South Africa (1989)
(iii)  Local Development Planning
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Consulting Services for Township Development Component of the Greater Colombo Urban Transport Development Project, Sri Lanka, Oriental Consultants (2011 – 2012) – Three (3) Local Development Plans and 31 Action Projects
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Nyandeni Spatial Development Framework (SDF) for the District Municipality, South Africa (2006)
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Great Kei Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and Spatial Development Framework for Great Kei District Municipality, South Africa (2003)
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Buffalo City Integrated Development Plan and Spatial Development Framework (2002 Review), S Africa
(iv)   Urban Regeneration, Planning & Design
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner/Local Coordinator: East London City Centre and Inner City Revitalisation Plan, Buffalo City Municipality/TRANSNET (1990), SA Institute of Architects Award 1991.
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - Frame Park for the Frame Group, Chiselhurst Industrial Area, South Africa (1990)
(v)     Environmental Planning
  • Planning Officer - Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Edinburgh (Oct 2009 – Jan 2010)
  • Project Coordinator - Sustainable Housing and Climate Change Mitigation Demonstration Project GMAC/USAID/Buffalo Flats Community Development Trust, South Africa (2002)
(vi)     Informal Settlement, Planning & Design:
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - Greydell / Fort Grey Informal Settlement Upgrading Feasibility Report (2005) & Finalized Urban Design (2006) Buffalo City, Eastern Cape, South Africa - 1800 homes and assoc facilities
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - Co-operative Housing Manual, Guidelines for Co-operative Block Planning, Incorporating Eco-Housing Principle (2002) & Amalinda Land Use Management Plan (2003) for Buffalo City Municipality, Simanyene Ladies Savings Club, Sinobongo (Rotary International), Buffalo Flats Community Development Trust, SA Homeless Peoples Federation and Afesis-corplan, Eastern Cape, South Africa – 600 cooperative homes
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Summerpride Informal Settlement Relocation Plan & New Settlement Planning  for ELDZ Corp/Buffalo City Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa (2001) – 200 homes
(vii)    Low-Cost and Affordable Housing Planning and Design
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - Berry Park Affordable Housing Scheme for D Nish, Queenstown, South Africa (2006) – 500 homes
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - Cambridge Low Income Housing Project for Buffalo City Municipality, South Africa (2003) – 200 homes
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - Banford Street Social Housing Project for BERA, East London South Africa (2001) – 38 homes
(viii)   Urban Housing, Planning & Design:
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Housing Supply and Residential Land Allocation Database including multi-year housing programme (monitoring and evaluation) for Buffalo City Council, South Africa, 2000;
    • Urban Design Director - Hillside Masterplan, Aberdour, Fife for Andrew Reilly Associates (2008/2010)
    • Urban Design Director - Berkinside Planning & Design Statement, Scottish Borders for CB Richard Ellis (2009):
    • Urban Design Director - Conceptual and Detailed Urban Design, RPS Scotland - Edinburgh, Cowdenbeath, Dalgety Bay, Methil, Springfield, Bridge of Alan, Burngreen, Gattonside, Uddington and Kelso (> 800 housing opportunities and associated facilities) – 2007/8
    • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - Smallville Mews (40 homes) Gonubie, D Hemple, South Africa (2007)
    • Consulting Lead Urban Planner – Sommerville (38 homes), Bushmans River, C Sommers, South Africa (2006)
    • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - Emerald Sands Beach Homes (250 homes) for T Coomes, Port Alfred, South Africa (2006)
(ix)   Urban Mixed Use Projects Planning & Design:
  • Urban Design Director - Carnegie College Enterprise Village Masterplan for Kapital Assets, Dunfermline, Fife (2008)
  • Urban Design Director - Lower Armadale / Etna Residential & Retail Scheme, Outline Master Plan, Bathgate (2007)
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - ‘Triple Point’ Mixed Use Development (Apartments, Office Park, Retail)  for Norvad Group, Beacon Bay, South Africa (2007)
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - iMonti Community Village Masterplan and Urban Design Framework for A Termorshuizen, Quenera, South Africa (2006)
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - ‘Breezy Slopes’, Mixed Use Development (Private Hospital, Medical Office Park, Staff Apartments, Retail) Beacon Bay, South Africa (2006)
  • Consulting Lead Urban Planner - ‘Rose Hill’ Mixed Use Development (Housing, Apartments, Retail, Community) for T Coomes, Port Alfred, South Africa (2006)
(x)      Retail and Office Planning & Design
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Hemmingways Regional Retail Park for the Billion Group, East  London, South Africa (2007)
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Rose Hill Shopping Centre for T Coomes, Port Alfred, South Africa (2006)
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - ABSA Bank Corporate Division for Goldswaine Architects, East London, South Africa (2003)
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Kempston Group Head Office for T Cotterell, East London, South Africa (1990)
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Greenfields Shopping Centre for M Povey, East London, South Africa (2001)
(xi)     Resort Planning & Design
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Gqunube Valley Golf Resort Masterplan & Detailed Urban Design for the Billion Group, Eastern Cape, South Africa (2006)
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - St Helen Bay Outline Masterplan & Urban Design Framework for Planning Partnership, Western Cape, South Africa (2004)
(xii) Development Control
  • Consulting Relief Planner, Fife Council (East), Scotland (Jun 2008 – Feb 2009)
  • Consulting Senior Urban Planner - Municipal Consulting Contract (18mths) – Development Control Planning Desk, Amatola District Council, SA (1995/6)
  • Planner, East London City Council, South Africa (1985/7)


 AWARDS


East London City Centre, Redevelopment Strategy and Urban Design Framework, South African Institute of Architects Award (1999), Gapp Architects, aMaplan


PUBLICATIONS


  • Co-operative Housing, Guidelines for Co-operative Block Planning, Incorporating Eco-Housing Principles, Afesis-corplan/aMaplan (2002)
  • Greydell and Fort Grey Settlement Area: Housing Feasibility Study, aMaplan, (2003)


COMPUTER SKILLS


MSWord, EXCEL, MSProject, Microgafx, Photoshop, Vue6, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Power Point

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

africa, china, India, Japan, qatar, saudi arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom