Joanne Harrop

Jo is passionate about diversifying the voices involved in the design and decision-making process in relation to the built environment, enabling more people to shape the future of places and spaces.

With over 20 years of experience in roles in regeneration, housing and education, Jo has significant expertise in working with diverse stakeholders and communities to understand the complex issues within cities and neighbourhoods.

Jo established PLACED in 2011 to deliver creative, accessible Education and Engagement programmes that enable people to meaningfully engage with and shape their built environment. She leads the team on strategic delivery and direction of programmes, along with supporting activity on the ground.

PLACED works with clients from local authorities and City Regions, to housing associations and design teams, and advocates for genuine involvement in the design of places. PLACED are supported by a network of over 150 Ambassadors – built environment professionals and volunteers that support their activity.