Petra Marko is an architect, communicator and enabler of projects within the urban realm. She is Co-founder of Marko&Placemakers, a design consultancy addressing the overlaps between place, process and people, reaching beyond the physical aspects of design. Petra led placemaking strategies and town centre studies for clients including the GLA, the LLDC and several London boroughs, and is involved in masterplanning projects in Central Europe. She believes that sustainable design practice is about combining creativity with hands-on facilitation, mediation and communication. Petra has been recently appointed to the National Infrastructure Commission’s Young Professionals Panel, the independent body tasked with advising government on the UK’s long-term infrastructure. She sits on the RIBA Guerrilla Tactics steering group and is a regular speaker at forums concerned with livable cities. Petra authored a book on future of the architecture profession and taught at institutions including The London School of Architecture and Urban Transcripts.