"In my role as Deputy Director, Built Environment for Sustrans Scotland, I believe passionately in the importance of placemaking - creating good quality spaces which deliver economically, socially and environmentally sustainable design. This is crucial not just for enriching our daily lives but also to help make an invaluable contribution to the continued success of our towns.

Drawing on my previous experience working in India, Singapore, England and Scotland, I am keen that our walking and cycling projects are responsive to a broader opportunity, to design and create places that reflect and complement the communities that live in them.

In a well-connected and permeable town, the full potential of walking, cycling and other sustainable travel solutions need to to be realised in order to ensure that our towns are as healthy, economically vibrant, and socially cohesive as they can be. I look forward to working closely with the STP Board, to be able to contribute by sharing the best of our projects, research and thinking, and to look for ways to further integrate sustainable transport expertise into the valuable work that STP does".

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