Francesca Perry is a London-based editor and writer specialising in journalism centred on cities, architecture, design, transport, sustainability and culture.

Previously a commissioning editor at the Guardian and deputy editor at Blueprint, Francesca is now editor of ICON. She also writes and edits in a freelance capacity, including for the BBC, The Economist and Wired. In 2012, she founded Thinking City, an editorial and events platform dedicated to exploring urban life.

Francesca has chaired and spoken on panels at numerous events including Edinburgh International Science Festival, Habitat III in Quito, the UK Green Party Spring Conference, SXSWEco and the London Festival of Architecture. She has been a mentor on the Architecture Foundation’s New Architecture Writers programme and been named one of The Planner’s Women of Influence.