Rachel Fisher

Deputy Director Regeneration and Infrastructure

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

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Rachel Fisher is Head of Infrastructure in the Cities and Local Growth Unit at DCLG. In this role she is responsible for the built environment elements of the growth and devolution agenda, from housing and planning to transport to digital infrastructure. Prior to this she has held a variety of roles in policy and public affairs at the National Housing Federation, The Design Council, CABE, The RSA and the RICS. She is a passionate advocate for a more humane approach to urbanism. In 2012 she helped to set up Urbanistas a women-led network whose mission is to amplify the voices of women to make cities better for everyone. She is an associate member of the RTPI and a Fellow of the RSA.