Meet the Future of Place Task Force

Updated: Apr 29



By Adam Beck | Program Lead, Future of Place

As our discovery phase for the Future of Place project swings into action, we would like to acknowledge the organisations and individuals supporting our efforts.


The Task Force meets monthly to explore the policy and practice needs when it comes to the evolving relationship between people, place technology and data.


Currently there are six teams clustered around some core themes, including:

  1. Wellbeing

  2. Data insights

  3. Engagement

  4. Mobility

  5. City design

  6. Infrastructure and assets

The Task Force will grow overtime, but we would like to acknowledge those foundation task force members:

  • Greer O'Donnell | The Urban Advisory, Director/Urban Strategist

  • Linda Carroli | QUT, Research Associate

  • Marisa McArthur | City of Hobart, Senior Advisor Research and Policy

  • Nick Lund | Boroondara City Council, Manager Liveable Communities

  • Shreya Dubey | UNSW, Research Assistant

  • Tim Young | Smart Access, Senior Developer and Policy Advisor

  • Azadeh Arnaz | Self employed, Data and Machine learning engineer

  • Chris Body | Geospatial Industry, Standards Champion

  • Christian Mildner | SCS, Solutions Architect

  • Jagadeesh Mandala | Confidential, ICT Program and Project Management Consultant

  • Manoj Illangasooriya | Maximum Energy, Engineer

  • Sonia Pereira | SCS, Marketing manager

  • Adrian Brossard | Yellowbox, Co-founder & Head of Partnerships

  • Angela Flanagan | Leisa Prowse Consulting, Senior Consultant

  • Catherine Byrne | Freelance Consultant, Corporate and Communication Consultant

  • Dan Popping | Bang the Table, Community Engagement Practice Lead

  • Emma Mcrae | The University of Melbourne, PhD Candidate

  • Laura Kostanski | Asymmetric Innovation, Chief Design Officer

  • Rachael Stewart | WSP, Project Manager

  • Shadi Shayan | University of South Australia, PhD candidate, Course Instructor & Tutor

  • Aliasgar Inayathusein | Veitch Lister Consulting, National Director of Future Transport

  • Graham McCabe | Urbis, Director Transport Advisory

  • Kate Mackay | Mott MacDonald, Australia transport planning practice Lead

  • Ken Welsh | Inner West Council, Team Lead - Strategic Transport Planning

  • Lucy Millier | Mott MacDonald, Principal Transport Planner

  • Mark Thomas | The Serviceworks Group, Managing Director & Founder

  • Mary Haverland | WSP, Technical Executive - Planning and Mobility

  • Paul Minett | Trip Convergence Ltd, Chief Executive Officer

  • Stephen Coulter | Localift/Zipidi, Director

  • Brendon Baker | Mott MacDonald, Technical Director Infrastructure Advisory

  • Cara Wood | WSP, Director Healthy Communities and Regions

  • Emma Shearman | `Urban Screen Productions, Director

  • Kylie Legge | Place Score, CEO

  • Magdy Youssef | University of the Sunshine Coast, Adjunct fellow in urban design & town planning

  • Mirko Guaralda | Queensland University of Technology, Senior Lecturer

  • Nicholas Antoniou | Plus Architecture, Associate

  • Richard Barry | Urbis, Senior Consultant

  • Robert Matchett | ENE.HUB, Co-CEO

  • Samin Pedram | University of New South Wales, Program Manager

  • Stewart Monti | Atelier Ten, Environmental Designer

  • Tara Gloster | City of Vincent, Manager Policy & Place

  • Gini Sinclair | Hoyne, Head of Place Strategy

  • Craig Young | TUANZ, CEO

  • Harman Singh | GHD, Smart Cities and Places Lead

  • Ho Jun Tang | Yellowbox, Co-founder and Head of Product

  • Jon Mills | Urbis, Associate Director - Smart Cities and Environmental Planning

  • Michael Wilson | City of Rockingham, Senior Projects Officer

  • Rhett Morson | Eighteen04, Chair

  • Serlina Chu | AustralianSuper, Senior Associate - ESG

  • Yotam Guggenheim | Airobotics, Director Smart Cities

We have a review committee and group of international peers who will also support the efforts of the Task Force, as well as a soon-to-be announced Policy and Leadership Committee. And to be announced next week, our Global Advisory Board.


If you are interested in registering an interest to participate in the Task Force and supporting committee's, you can do so here.


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