Nicholas Boys Smith

Nicholas Boys Smith is the founding Director of Create Streets and an influential writer on the design and history of our towns and cities. He was co-chair alongside the late Sir Roger Scruton of the influential Building Better Building Beautiful Commission (described as “seminal” by the then Secretary of State for Housing) and is chair of the Advisory Committee of the Government’s new Office for Place.  Between 2016 and 2022 Nicholas was a Commissioner of Historic England. His books include No Free ParkingHeart in the Right StreetBeyond Location and Of Streets and Squares.