Nicholas Boys Smith

Founding Director

Create Streets

Nicholas is the founding director of Create Streets, an independent research institute that encourages the creation of more and better urban homes with terraced streets of houses and apartments rather than complex multi-storey buildings. He is a Commissioner of Historic England, a senior research fellow at the University of Buckingham, a Fellow at the Legatum Institute and an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism.

 Nicholas has spoken widely on Create Streets’ findings including to the GLA Planning Committee, the Ideas for London Salon, the Urban Design Group and  Oxford University as well as advising a range of developers, investors and charities. Nicholas was previously a director at Lloyds Banking Group and was educated at Cambridge University.

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