Does the white paper go far enough?
Cristina Howick 13 Feb 2017
Trained as an economist, Cristina joined PBA as a Partner in 2011, building on a lengthy career as a planning consultant.
Based in PBA’s London office, Cristina’s recent work has specialised on housing need and housing targets. Her clients include leading house-builders such as Bloor and Barratt, land promoters such as Welbeck Strategic Land, local planning authorities and sub-regional partnerships. Cristina is the author of the Technical Advice Note on objectively assessed need and housing targets for the Planning Advisory Service (PAS).
Cristina’s other main areas of expertise include planning for the economy and employment. For developers and landowners, she has helped promote both new employment schemes and proposals to redevelop unwanted employment sites for other uses. For local authorities, she has directed over 40 employment land reviews. For regional bodies, the Mayor of London and the Welsh Government, she has provided strategic studies and policy advice.
Cristina holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford and an MSc (with distinction) in Urban and Regional Planning from the London School of Economics. She is an experienced expert witness and a frequent speaker or chair at professional conferences and events. In March 2016, Cristina was named by Planning magazine as one of the most influential women in UK planning.
Cristina Howick sets out her wish list for the future of housing.