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Nick Smith University of the West of England, UK

Nick Smith is a senior lecturer in the department and is also a university teaching and learning (associate) fellow. He is a professional town planner and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Town and Country Planning Association.

Prior to joining the university in 2007, Nick worked for Terence O’Rourke, a multi-disciplinary consultancy in Bournemouth. During this time he worked on a range of projects for both public and private clients across the country, including an urban extension in Cambridge, a university campus in Surrey, and a heritage and technology centre for Mercedes-Benz. He was also involved with a series of design-led master plans. He is programme leader of the BSc (Hons) in Urban Planning which he has done since 2010. He has received recognition for his efforts in this role, being successful in winning the university’s ‘personal tutor of the year’ award in 2011. In 2012 he received a teaching-led award from the Students’ Union for Inspiring Students.