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PlaceChangers

Placechangers was founded to help organisations increase and improve their engagement with all stakeholders who need to be involved. It’s our mission is to make it as easy as possible for you to build robust planning strategies and development projects. 

Whether it’s a neighbourhood plan, a local plan, or a master plan for a larger development, our online platform helps you to connect and collaborate with more of the people who matter. It means you get a more sustainable project and more resilience for your investment.

Team

Sebastian Weise (PhD)

Sebastian Weise (PhD)

CEO and Founder

Sebastian is commercial lead and an expert in local planning and construction. He also contributes to our user experience work with his detailed background in user research, application prototyping and product validation.

Nick Hope

Nick Hope

Nick Hope

CTO and Co-founder

Nick is CTO at PlaceChangers responsible for product delivery. An enthusiastic software architect with a passion for quality, scalable products that make a difference, Nick makes sure our products live up to your expectations.

Advisory board

Gard Jenssen

Gard Jenssen

Governments and Smart Cities

Gard brings expertise in smart cities, government and venture capital. Previously VP Product at Yahoo and an adviser to the Norwegian government, Gard is a partner at Smart Cities Norway and an active tech investor.

Justin Souter

Justin Souter

Lean start-up and market validation

Justin is a start-up mentor in the North East of England passionate for lean startup methods. In the past he worked for 10 years as a consultant in enterprise IT.

We were finalists in the InnovateUK challenge on “Innovating in urban spaces”. Most recently we won funding from the Future Cities Catapult as part of the Future of Planning competition. Besides regular revenue, we received grants from the following organisations. 

We can help on a range of projects, including regeneration schemes, neighbourhood plans, comprehensive transport and infrastructure plans.