ImaginePlaces is a young firm. We bring fresh and effective thinking to your planning and design processes. The work we get involved with, and importantly how we approach it, builds on 20 years of hands-on expertise, working with diverse stakeholders at the heart of the design, planning and delivery process.
Angela Koch is leading the firm. Before founding ImaginePlaces in 2010, Angela worked as Senior Associate:
Urban Designer at Urban Initiatives, as Head of Consultation and Associate: Urban Regeneration at Colin Buchanan in the UK and a sustainability think-tank in Germany. She brings over 20 years of experience in urban planning and masterplanning projects, sound technical knowledge, great energy and highly effective co-design techniques. She has a notable track record in delivering best practices and a contagious drive for innovation.
She is interested in urban change on the neighbourhood scale, neighbourhood planning, design codes and co-designing – always involving many stakeholders – as well as the complexities of town centres and high streets. She speaks, publishes and teaches on plan-making best practices, co-design tools and town centre performance. She co-authored ‘Paved with Gold – the real value of good street design’, CABE 2007 and more recently the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation’s guidelines on 'Involving the Public and Other Stakeholders'(CIHT, 2015).
+ Fellow: Royal Society of Arts
+ Design Review Chair and Panel Member: Design South East
+ Co-founder: NeighbourhoodPlanners.London
+ Professional Member: Prince’s Foundation for Building Community
+ Academician: Academy of Urbanism
+ Working with students: UCL, The Bartlett & Politecnico Di Milano, Dipartimento Di Architettura E Studi Urbani