Petra Marko is an architect and facilitator of projects within the urban realm. She is co-founder of Marko&Placemakers and director of Solidspace. Working between client-side enabling, placemaking and design advocacy, Petra has a growing profile as a younger generation leader breaking industry silos. Petra sat on the inaugural National Infrastructure Commission Young Professionals Panel, the independent body tasked with advising government on the UK’s long-term infrastructure. She has 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. Alongside practice, Petra is leading a think tank at The London School of Architecture exploring the physical, social, political, cultural and economic dimensions of cycling. Petra gained diploma in Architecture at Vienna University of Technology and MA in Creative Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London. She authored a book on future of the architecture profession and is a regular speaker at forums concerned with livable cities, promoting the value of good design.