people in places

Richard Sobey creates people-focussed interventions that test approaches to urban living. He collaborates across sectors to inform practice and policy decisions in place-making. Richard is creating strategies, designing projects, developing policies and evaluating actions in the cultural, heritage and urban planning sectors internationally.

"a force of energy with visionary ideas"

Richard is Co-Founder and Joint Director of DELVE Associates enabling unusual connections for people, place and prosperity


....the use of gaming in tactical urbanism.

He wants to know just how permanent the effect of these temporary states of play can be....  how they challenge policy makers' expectations about possibility, the infrastructure of social capital and demand for agency.

Richard really enjoyed talking with Calvin Taylor and Alice O'Grady at University of Leeds' School of Performance and Cultural Industries!   He wants to play some serious games!