Rachel Fisher leads on the federation’s work on planning, access to land, asset management, and the design and build of new homes. Prior to this role she worked at CABE (latterly Design Council) and also the RICS, where she developed a broad understanding of planning, sustainability and regeneration policy and practice. She is also the co-director of Urbaniastas UK, a women-led network at the intersection of urbanism, design and social enterprise.
Rachel Fisher looks at the risk government progress on housing standards is undermined by relaxation of affordable requirements
The Wolfson economics prize for a new Garden City is laudable, but rational arguments may not be enough to persuade those opposed to development
The government’s review may have been long winded, but it looks like it could deliver a better system