Chris Bell, Board Member

Chris Bell is a Chartered Engineer and Town Planner.

"I am Technical Director at WSP / Parsons Brinkerhoff, responsible for leading the Transportation and Development Planning Team in Scotland.

I was brought up in a small market town with a vibrate high street and great community spirit. During this time I started to witness the decline in the town centre from completing out of town developments. Over a 26-year career, I have developed and implemented projects to improve accessibility, safety and encourage sustainable travel for residents, shoppers, visitors and commuters. I have always tried to create places which are interesting, attractive and safe for people to live, work and move around as well as raising awareness of good street design and place agenda.

I feel that towns are important to encourage people to live, work and socialise through good quality housing and employment opportunities, providing local access to services and facilities and having attractive green spaces which are adequately connected to neighbourhoods." 

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