Antony Rifkin


A chartered town planner and urban designer, Antony leads the Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners team and plays an important role in the overall management of the practice. He specialises in masterplanning and urban design and has worked on a wide variety of projects focusing on the regeneration of historic high streets and town centres across the UK and beyond.

He has contributed to projects in many contexts and of different scales, from a new town centre vision and masterplan for Guildford to a masterplan for Digbeth to a new public realm vision for Galway, which won the Irish Planning Institute Design Award 2020. He helped lead the research project, London’s Local Character and Density, which won a 2017 RIBA President’s Award for Research. He enjoys working with a range of client types, from local councils to museums and cultural institutions to those with an interest in sustainable urban development from both the public and private sectors.

Antony’s interest in high streets and urban character has led to several ground-breaking publications. He is the co-author of the good practice guide ‘Investing in the High Street’, the Historic England economic and regeneration series ‘The Heritage Dividend, and New Life for the Heritage Lottery Fund’ and the book published in 2020 ‘Complex City: London’s Changing Character’ with RIBA and Historic England which won the 2021 RTPI Planning Practitioner Award for Research Excellence.

Antony has degrees in commerce and city and regional planning and a diploma in urban design; he is also a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). He was co-founder of Urban Practitioners, which merged with Allies and Morrison in 2011.