Amanda has experience across a range of practices in the built environment, including socioeconomic analysis, qualitative research, urban design, and transport planning across the public, private, and third sectors. She specialises in data analysis, with experience using both qualitative and quantitative research methods to inform projects and strategies.
She is especially interested in using data to help explain social and economic dynamics of cities and to underpin decisions that affect how places evolve, believing that data should be made transparent, open, and understandable to as wide an audience as possible. Amanda currently leads PRD’s ongoing work with the GLA’s innovative High Streets Data Service, co-ordinating data analysis and support for boroughs to access the service and track high street activity. She has also worked on major projects to build Margate’s Town Investment Plan and promote LB Newham’s Community Wealth Building initiatives throughout the council.
Prior to PRD, Amanda led the research arm of a not-for-profit with a focus on pressing and emerging issues affecting London’s local authorities. She has published best practice guides on topics such as affordable/flexible workspace, valuing place and placemaking, public finance options, development around waterways, and options to address severance from roads, railways, and other infrastructure.