Design Training as part of the Inverness City VisionTraining is central to our activities – keeping ourselves in touch with best practice and successful place-making throughout Europe and America is the first part – passing on this information to others is the second part. We develop CPD (continuous professional development) modules within our network of consultants and pass these on to others.

We take a holistic view of training preferring to blur boundaries between historic professions in order to achieve greater success. We participate locally in academia through the Department of Property and Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow and through the Department of Architecture at Strathclyde University.

We were also part of the Improvement Service’s Design Awareness Training for local authorities. We have also trained communities in the basics of urban design and in design guidance. We can provide training for professionals, elected members and for communities.

Willie Miller, the founder and principal of WMUD, died on 12th January 2021 after a short illness. Willie was a much-loved husband and father and had a huge circle of friends  and professional colleagues. He was a multi-talented urban designer whose work had a major impact on hundreds of cities, towns and neighbourhoods throughout the UK and over the past 25 years. He also worked in Ireland, the Channel Islands and the USA.

Ines Triebel has been with WMUD since 2005, and she will continue the practice, drawing on her skills as a planner and designer. Ines has worked on place strategies, masterplans, policy guidance, regeneration and development frameworks, and the design of public realm and streetscape projects. She has extensive experience of working with communities, including charrettes.

WMUD will continue its long-standing strategic partnerships with Benton Scott-Simmons, Nick Wright Planning, Kevin Murray Associates, icecream architecture, yellow book and others. Please direct inquiries to Ines at [email protected] or contact any of the practices named above.