Jane Manning


Underlying all of Jane’s work is a drive to meaningfully address climate change. Always present as a theme in the projects she is involved in, it underpinned her decision to move into urban design as she sees masterplanning as an effective tool for change on the ground.

With a background in environmental planning, Jane has recently been preparing a town centre strategy for Northstowe, a new town in Cambridgeshire with the vision to be an exemplar for sustainable development, mixing together places for living, working and making. Jane’s pivotal role in the research of London’s Character and Density led to the RIBA President’s Award for Research in 2017. She has contributed to the practice’s work at Old Kent Road and for town centre masterplans in Camberley and Ladywell, and led the production of the masterplan for the Northern Fringe of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Jane is the climate change lead on the editorial board of Urban Design and was Policy Council member for the Town and Country Planning Association and a member of their Zero Carbon Task Force. She led the production of the Sustainable Places website, working in partnership with CABE and the English core cities to establish authoritative and practical guidance on addressing climate change in urban areas.

Jane holds degrees in geography and urban design from the University of Liverpool and the University of Westminster.