About PlaceChangers

Our mission

PlaceChangers helps you replace outdated, slow, and inaccurate processes with modular, easy-to-use town planning software which achieves more liveable spaces for communities and caters to a digital planning system.


The team


Sebastian Weise (PhD), Founder & CEO

Sebastian founded PlaceChangers. He brings a decade of experience working in proptech and urban design. Sebastian loves visualising and mapping and has supported residential, regeneration, and transport projects through PlaceChangers. 


Alex Moon, Co-Founder & CTO

Alex is your technical pro. He has a decade of work in software engineering with a focus on enterprise products and dashboards. He's passionate about a planning system that delivers value for all. 


Chenghao Xiao, Innovation lead (ML)

Chenghao develops analytics and automations that support fast generation of consultation reports. Chenghao is with PlaceChangers part-time and otherwise training to become an expert in machine learning. 


Jonathan Witts, Business development representative

After 5 years working in tech retail sales, and upon completion of his master's degree in Project Management, Jonathan joined PlaceChangers to aid in the development and completion of projects with a particular personal interest in regeneration of communities.


Megan Doherty, Innovation lead (BIM)

Megan is on an industrial PhD programme and supported by PlaceChangers. Working on innovation at the intersection of master planning, BIM, and public engagement, she is an emergent thought leader on 3D models in planning consultations.

Our advisory board


Justin Souter

Justin works with founders and corporate innovators. He helps validate ideas and business models through the lean start up methodology. He is involved with multiple startup accelerator programmes in the North East, including the Digital City Accelerator.


Sheryle Moon

Sheryle Moon is a former Australian Businesswoman of the year and brings significant experience to PlaceChangers as a former CEO in multinational organisations and work in five successful start-up operations in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.

Place your organisation at the leading edge of innovation

Partner with us and reimagine the way you deliver planning projects. As an innovation leader, PlaceChangers maintain and nurture innovation partnerships with clients and academia.  

  • Finalist InnovateUK challenge on “Innovating in urban spaces”
  • Winner in Future Cities Catapult competition "Future of Planning"
  • InnovateUK project on health outcomes in master planning

We have helped these companies accelerate their planning projects


Get started on PlaceChangers

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Contact us

Get in touch with us via email or telephone. We are look forward to hearing from you.