David Rudlin is a director of URBED, Honorary Professor at Manchester University and Chair of the Academy of Urbanism. In 2014 he was also the winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize. He spent his early career with Manchester City Council and was a founder member of the Homes for Change Housing Cooperative, responsible for one of the flagship schemes in the area. He leads URBED masterplanning work and has been responsible for a series of high profile masterplans across the UK. He has written a number of books including ’Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood’ Architectural Press 1999 and Routledge 2009, ‘Urbanism’ Routledge 2015 and a forthcoming book ‘Climax City’ written with Shruti Hemani to be published in 2018 by RIBA Publishing.