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 is a member of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Young Professionals Panel, the independent body tasked with advising government on the UK’s long-term infrastructure. Alongside practice, Petra is teaching at The London School of Architecture where she is design tutor and think tank leader, and sits on the RIBA Small Practice Group. 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.