Heather Claridge, Principal of Spatial Strategy & Projects, Development & Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council

Heather is a chartered Urban Planner, Designer and Geographer who has worked for Glasgow City Council since 2008 leading on a diverse range of spatial strategy, regeneration and sustainability initiatives. Heather has been responsible for leading on neighbourhood regeneration frameworks including recently Glasgow’s River Clyde waterfront. She has helped built creative partnerships at different scales within Glasgow’s Canal Corridor and has gone on to secure significant investment for activities which help support the delivery of new and improved housing. She has also co-delivered the internationally recognised Stalled Spaces temporary urbanism programme and supported its national roll-out. Heather supports Glasgow’s involvement in the Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI) Association, a network led by 70 cities interested in place at night. She is a member of the Academy of Urbanism as a Young Urbanist and more recently as an Academician. She has helped establish a Women in Planning Glasgow network and in 2018 was recognised for her creative approach to urban planning by the Royal Town Planning Institute, when she was awarded UK Young Planner of the Year 2018. Recently she was listed as one of planning’s 2019 Top 50 Women of Influence.