David Rudlin is a director of URBED, Chair of the Academy of Urbanism and Honorary Professor at Manchester University. In 2014 he was the winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize and has recently published his third book Climax City written with Shruti Hemani – RIBA Publishing. He is chair of the Nottingham Design panel and writes a monthly column for Building Design Magazine. A planner by training he joined URBED in 1990 having previously worked for Manchester City Council where his focus was the redevelopment of Hulme. He has worked on major masterplanning projects across the UK including the award winning New England Quarter in Brighton, Temple Quay in Bristol and Trent Basin in Nottingham. His previous books Building the 21st Century Home (1999 and 2009) and Urbanism (2016) were both published by Routledge.