Barry has been a member of the UDG since 1982 and was Chair of the Urban Design Group 2004-06. He has been a member of the UDG Executive Committee for around 10 years and became a Recognised Practitioner in 2014.
Barry currently works as a Senior Planner in the urban design and conservation section at Wandsworth Borough Council. Since graduating in town planning and architecture he has worked in the public sector in Farnborough, Southampton and London. He gained a Diploma in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University in 1984 and later completed an MA in Urban Design there.
His current workload includes a number of strategic sites for mixed-use development at Clapham Junction, Nine Elms and Springfield Village as well as input to the Local Development Framework and Conservation Area Appraisals. He is also involved in a scheme to improve the public realm in Clapham Junction Town Centre.
His previous employees include Rushmoor Borough Council, City of Southampton and London Borough of Lewisham.
Barry is currently a Chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a member of the Institute for Historic Building Conservation and an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He has been a UDG representative on the Urban Design Alliance Management Committee, and Steering Groups (notably ‘Designing Streets for People’). Barry also gave evidence to House of Commons Select Committee on Transport on ‘Walking’ and has been involved with promoting Urban Design Week.