Julian Dobson Writer and commentator on cities, towns and social policy

Julian is a writer, speaker and commentator on regeneration, placemaking, civil society and social policy. He is also a trainer, adviser and facilitator, working with organisations on creative solutions to the problems of place.

He is director of Urban Pollinators, which helps make sense of regeneration, placemaking and social change by sharing and applying ideas through research, writing, editing, and face to face learning.

Julian was co-founder and editorial director of New Start, the national magazine for regeneration practitioners, and previously edited Inside Housing, the national weekly for social housing professionals.

Julian blogs at Living with Rats and writes for a range of think tanks and publications, including the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies and Res Publica. He tweets at @juliandobson

He is helping to create Our Society, a social action network, and Revive Our Town Centres, a network for people involved in rethinking local high streets. He is a Fellow of the RSA and on the editorial board of the journal Local Economy.

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