Hi, my name is Rebecca Taylor and I've been studying Urban Planning at Newcastle for the past 4 years. I'm currently studying for a Masters in Planning and Regeneration. As part of my course last year I worked as a Planner in both the Development Management and Policy departments of Edinburgh Council. I also secured a summer internship working for Bett Homes in Stirling/Scotland.

For me, urban design is the thread that ties new and old development together and fundamentally affects whether a scheme works or not. Urban design creates spaces for people, ecology, transport etc. within the build environment, in a variety of differing streetscapes.

In my spare time I enjoy Metafit, Body Pump and Yoga. I am also learning German in preparation for completing Semester 2 of my Masters at the Techniche Universitat Dortmund.