Janet is an urban designer and urban planner. She has specialised in urban design since completing her Masters Degree in 1983. She has a widespread knowledge of design and development issues and processes, combined with an understanding of commercial realities.
Janet has extensive experience in both the public and the private sectors. She has been based in Christchurch for the past 18 years. Earlier in her career she spent several years with a major British development company and worked as an urban design consultant in Malaysia and Brunei. Her particular areas of expertise are complex urban development proposals, site planning, outline development plans/masterplans, and crime prevention through environmental design.
Recent project experience includes preparation of award-winning residential and commercial design guides, provision of urban design reports and evidence as part of the Christchurch District Plan Review, a post-earthquakes recovery plan for Kaiapoi Town Centre, and design concepts for residential developments.