Stephen is a Founding Director & Chief Executive ofCivic Engineers, he is passionate about urban infrastructure and sets about his work aiming to engineer less, reaching first for nature-based solutions and applying these principles with a high degree of emotional intelligence.The skills Stephen has developed to engineer healthy, active and attractive urban neighbourhoods are broad –civil, transport, highways, flood risk, drainage, utilities, structures, ground remediation engineering –to name some. Stephen’s fusion and practice of these engineering skills enables the creation of inspirational public spaces that have a positive impact on the environment and enable people to lead healthier and happier lives. This broader, more creative and inclusive approach sets Civic Engineers practice apart and has seen Stephen recognised as an industry expert in his field. He is anArchitecture & Design Scotland Panellist, Member of the Academy of Urbanism, aDesign Council Associateand previous panellist on the New London Architecture Expert Panel Member for Wellbeing. He is currently Chair of ICE NW.