Founding member of Placemaking Aotearoa
Committee member of Urban Auckland.
Founding member of the UK Government Home Office Design Review Panel. As a result of this work Ben published a review of the effectiveness of the panel through examining built projects that had been through the design review panel process.
Chair of Inspire East Design Review and Enabling Services.
Co-Chair of the Design South East Design Review Panel.
Deputy Chair of the Lewisham Design Panel. Chair of the Lewisham Gateway Panel.
Ben is regularly asked to speak at professional and industry conferences and seminars on topics of urban design, the future of city design and development, regenerative design and practice, placemaking and masterplanning.
Urban Reset: Unleashing the power of great design in NZ, September 2019. Co-authored.
Report of the National Conference on Design Review, Place Alliance, April 2016.
Better Police Buildings, Home Office Policy Unit, 2013.
Design Reviewed Urban Housing, co-editor, CABE, 2004.
CABE / EH Guidance on Tall Buildings, Steering Group member, 2002.
Regenerative Practitioner, NZ, 2021
Master of Urban Design, University of Westminster, UK, 2000
PGDip Urban Planning, University of Westminster, UK, 1996
BA(Hons) Town and Country Planning, Oxford Brookes University, UK, 1994.