Alexandra Egge

Alexandra is a Town Planner who takes an innovative approach to the analysis of wellbeing and social impacts of the built and natural environment.

She has an MSc in Spatial Planning and Urban Design from the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London, for which she was awarded the RTPI Prize for Academic Achievement. She began her career as a Transport Planner specialising in scheme appraisal and analysing the wider impacts of integrated transportation infrastructure upon social and economic outcomes. She developed an industry-leading tool, the Wellbeing Impact Evaluation (WELLIE) to embed the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act within the Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance (WelTAG) Process which enables practitioners to maximise the contribution of transport infrastructure towards wider community benefits and builds these benefits into the business cases for schemes. She was awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute Young Planner of the Year 2019, the Constructing Excellence Wales ‘Future Leader’ Award and the CIHT Cymru ‘Small Transportation Project or Study’ award for her work to develop, promote and implement WELLIE on projects throughout Wales. In 2019 she published ‘Rethinking Wellbeing in Transport Appraisal’ which she presented at the Transport Practitioner’s Meeting, in addition to hosting workshops and lectures for Welsh Government and professional institutions to share her research on Designing Infrastructure for Wellbeing.

In 2020 Alex progressed into her current role as a Town Planner where she builds upon her experience and expertise to create communities which support sustainable wellbeing through a holistic approach towards placemaking. She is currently developing and presenting a module on the theme of Sustainable Placemaking within Cities which will be presented to an international cohort of Cities Practitioners. She is also developing research to explore the impact of spatial psychology upon place-based solutions to health inequalities as part of the post-COVID19 recovery for city centres.