Deb Upadhyaya

Specialist Planner, Homes England & Board Director, The Academy of Urbanism


Deb is a passionate advocate of sustainable urbanism, delivery of quality places and value creation through design led innovation. Over the past 18 years, he has led delivery of exemplar housing, regeneration and urban design projects both in public and private sector (UK and India).
At Homes England, he provides specialist advice on strategic planning, design and funding to deliver large scale complex housing led projects alongside other HM Government Initiatives - Garden Communities, Housing Zones, Housing Deals and Housing Infrastructure Fund.
Deb is also a Board Director for The Academy of Urbanism, a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert and an independent advisory design panel member for Sheffield Sustainable Development and Design Panel. 
A Chartered Town Planner and a Chartered Manager, Deb is professionally trained as an Architect-Urban Designer. He also has a Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) and an Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Sheffield.

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