James MacDonald-Nelson is the Project Lead for Urban Design and Planning at DemocracyNext. He is a designer with degrees in landscape architecture, urbanism, and global development studies.
Having studied and worked in spatial practice for 10 years in Canada and Europe, James MacDonald-Nelson has a deep knowledge of how the built environment is transformed and managed – and how often citizens are left out of these processes.
He has a BAH from Queens University in Global Development Studies, a masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Toronto, and a Post-professional masters in European Urbanism from the Delft University of Technology. His current work looks at democratising the built environment.