Marcus Willcocks

Marcus Willcocks

Research Fellow, Design Against Crime Research Centre, University of the Arts London

Marcus specialises in place-based, social and collaborative design, practice and research, across built environments and physical and networked commons.

His experience in safe placemaking and socially responsive design spans 20 years with public, private and third sectors.

He has delivered research and publications internationally on: sociable and safe cities through community-led processes; the use of creativity and playfulness in response to fear of crime and contested themes in urban centres; designing for sites of critical infrastructure; design for activity support; spatial engagement; inclusive urban mobility and recently, activation approaches for streets with COVID-19 distancing.

His latest co-authored chapter is in Routledge’s 2021 Handbook of Placemaking (ed. Courage et al.)