I’m an urban designer turned social entrepreneur who uses big data to measure the wellbeing of neighbourhoods. As co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Neighbourlytics - a social analytics platform for neighbourhoods - I’m redefining how we measure the success of cities. Since launching Neighbourlytics in 2017, we’ve created data for more than 500 neighbourhoods in cities across 10 countries and are influencing some of Australia’s most significant urban development decisions.
A leading global voice on urban innovation, I’ve been cited in Qantas Magazine and Vogue and been an invited keynote to companies such as Google, TEDx and UN-Habitat. I was named as one of Melbourne's 'Top 100' most influential people (The Age), and was recently awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellow and Myer Innovation Fellow.
This journey began for me 10 years ago when I was frustrated that the property sector focused its efforts on streets and buildings, rather than people and culture. Since then I’ve pioneered new approaches to shaping human-centered cities, that have been implemented around the world. This includes working with the United Nations where I contributed to Sustainable Development Goal 11 (cities) and my previous role as CEO and cofounder of Australia’s leading placemaking organisation CoDesign Studio where I oversaw the delivery of more than 100 neighbourhood improvement projects. A designer turned tech founder I am alumni of Singularity University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
You can usually find me speaking at a conference, on a plane, or hunting down the best coffee – usually with my two kids in tow. I don’t separate work and personal life: first we shape our cities, then they shape us.
Skills & Expertise
- Social entrepreneurship
- Data analytics
- Design thinking
- Urban design
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