Jocelyn Frere Adburgham (May 24, 1900 - January 23, 1979) was the first woman Town Planning Institute member in 1928.

Jocelyn Frere Abram Adburgham was an architect and town planner. She was born at Sylvans, Peaslake, Surrey, on 24 May 1900, the second daughter of Edward William Abram (1869–1929), newspaper proprietor, and Lucy Ashton (1865–1942). Jocelyn Frere Adburgham took evening classes at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, and went on to qualify both as a member of the Town Planning Institute and of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Like many of the first generation of women practitioners she was active in the voluntary housing sector, helping to found the Housing Centre think-tank, which promoted well-planned housing. She was consulted by central government and influenced the design of post-war state housing.


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