Erin is currently undertaking research with The Creative Exchange on a cluster project in ‘Public Service Innovation and Democracy’. She is an urban design and town planning consultant with over 10 years experience working within regeneration projects in the UK, Ireland, Jamaica and China. Erin is particularly interested in the wider remit of developmental impact on stakeholders and members of the public and the processes which inform, empower and provide opportunities to participate in change making.
The cluster project brings together a series of professionals within the built environment, related technological and academic fields to develop an investigation of current limitations when engaging the public in the urban planning process. The core aim of the project is to improve transparency, public engagement, impact and communication. The objective of the project is to develop new systems using narrative processes and digital technologies such as visualisation to better articulate and understand design proposals.