Francesca is Head of Innovation – SHIFT for the London Legacy Development Corporation. She is a strategist and project delivery expert with 14 years’ experience working in urban regeneration. Her knowledge and experience spans urban planning, economic development, housing, education, grassroots community development and the arts, cultural and technology sectors. As Head of Innovation she is responsible for setting up SHIFT – London’s Living Testbed for better urban futures at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Partnership and collaboration are fundamental to Francesca’s professional practice. She cares about ensuring that local people are driving urban change processes and benefitting from them, setting up governance arrangements that challenge power imbalances and the status quo, and believes in pushing boundaries while honouring stakeholder interest.