Guide: Nick Edwards

Nick Edwards is an architectural educator and change driver with 20 years experience creating innovative participation opportunities which encourage greater understanding of architecture, regeneration, planning, placemaking, active citizenship and sustainability.

Since studying architecture, Nick has spent most of his career working in formal and informal education demystifying built environment processes, changing perceptions and advocating for the role that communities can play in shaping and caring for their neighbourhoods.

Much of Nick’s professional experience has focused on East London and specifically the 2012 Games and its Legacy. This included co-founding Fundamental Architectural Inclusion funded by CABE; establishing the Architecture Crew, Britain’s first youth architecture forum and setting up the Legacy YouthPanel on behalf of the London Legacy Development Corporation to facilitate young people’s response to the Legacy Masterplanning Framework for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding area and feeding directly into the Legacy Community Strategy; bringing young people to the forefront of influencing and shaping socio economic and community engagement policy at the London Legacy Development Corporation.He joined the Open City team in February 2021.