I am a chartered town planner, a qualified mediator and a trained facilitator. After fifteen years working as a town planner in Scottish local authorities and community housing development in Indonesia, I established Nick Wright Planning in 2004.
For me, planning is about shaping our environment for the future. That needs imagination, creativity and a desire to positively embrace change and risk.
I can’t do all that on my own. So I work with communities, activists, businesses, artists, civil servants, young people, architects, other planners, Councillors and all the other people who create places and make them tick.
My role is to make things happen: bringing people together, helping them to share ideas and solutions, and translating aspirations into action. That action might be a 50 year vision for a city like Glasgow, a 10 year strategy for a town like Biggar, a 5 year action plan for a village like Crianlarich, helping to develop a new building like Paisley Abbey visitor centre, or supporting groups of young people in Haddington to develop a basketball court and a themed diner.
I work with a wide network of planners and designers on projects mainly in Scotland, together with voluntary roles in Planning Aid for Scotland (volunteer and former chair), the Royal Town Planning Institute (2016 Convenor of RTPI Scotland), the Active Learning Centre (chair) in Glasgow, and previously as a Community Councillor in my local area for many years.
The map below will give you a flavour of the 200+ projects that I’ve been involved with since 2004. If you want to find out more, I’d love to hear from you. If I can’t help you, the chances are that I know someone who can.