Melissa Lacide, Ambassador

Melissa is passionate about community participation and understanding the aspirations, connections and needs between people and places. She has wide-ranging experience working collaboratively with stakeholders, managing partnership projects and mapping social value.

She is currently working for a quality-of-life charity, working with communities and homebuilders to ensure health and wellbeing underpins how places are designed, built and used. She has worked in social housing enabling resident involvement and local partnerships to feed into strategic community investment, social impact and sustainability work. Her work also includes advising on participatory research, community led design and engagement practice in placemaking.