Antony Rifkin

Antony has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the University of Cape Town and Diploma in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University. In addition, Antony is a chartered town planner and member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Antony was the co-founder of Urban Practitioners, before merging with Allies and Morrison in 2011 to form Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners. Antony is a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert.

Antony specialises in masterplanning and urban design and has worked on a large number of projects focusing on the regeneration of historic high streets and town centres. Antony led the research and production of the Historic England major publication, ‘The Changing Face of the High Street: Decline and Renewal’. and worked on the research project for Historic England, London’s Local Character and Density, which won the 2017 RIBA President’s Award for Research (Cities and Community) and is now the basis for a new book about London to be published by RIBA in 2020 which Antony is currently working on.

Antony has recently been working on masterplan and public realm projects in Guildford, Digbeth, Shoreditch and Galway. 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’. Antony is also the author of the Historic England Publication ‘Retail Development in Historic Areas’.