Darren has over 30 years of professional practice and academic experience. He was previously a Partner at a national planning and urban design consultancy and has also worked as a Planning Manager at the Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS) and Senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.
Darren has combined academic and professional work for about 30 years. His professional work, most recently, involved acting as a Partner of a national planning and design consultancy (David Lock Associates). Prior to this, he was part of the Advisory Team for Large Planning Applications (ATLAS), advising local planning authorities and dissemination good practices.
He completed his PhD in 2004 on Masterplans: Urban Design, Property Markets and Partnerships and then worked at Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Lecturer. He was retained as a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield following his return to professional practice and has also served on the Royal Town Planning Institute’s membership committee.
MSc Town Planning: