We Made That
Melissa is an Associate at We Made That and leads key urban research studies for public and third sector organisations. At We Made That she has undertaken in-depth studies of places of work and industrial locations, wide-ranging cultural audits and innovative research relating to the social value of places.
Key publications include High Streets for All – an extensive study of the social value of London’s high streets – for the Mayor of London, London’s Industrial Land Supply & Economy Study and a number of granular mapping studies across the sectors of London’s cultural and creative supply chains.
Melissa has a Masters degree in City Design and Social Science from LSE and degrees in Value & Policy Studies as well as Politics, Philosophy, Economics. Prior to joining We Made That she worked for The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and coordinator for Future London, an independent non-profit organisation committed to building a democracy around the future of cities.
She has been co-editing the Unlimited Edition newspapers on Bermondsey, Aarhus and Liverpool. She regularly delivers talks and workshops on behalf of the practice.