...about the facilitator
Director, Centre for Urban Innovation Pty Ltd
Owner and Host, Urbanism.Live
Adam is an urbanist who has worked for private sector consultancies and leading global non-government organisations to advance sustainable community outcomes in cities around the world for almost 30 years.
He is Director of the consulting practice Centre for Urban Innovation Pty Ltd, working with government and industry leaders seeking to shape high performing built and natural environments. He is also the host of the industry engagement platform Urbanism.Live, exploring the edges of digital, data and urbanism.
Most recently Adam was Founding Executive Director of the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, where he worked with the world's longest running smart cities organisation focussed on catalysing action and investment in technology and data to accelerate liveability, workability and sustainability in our communities.
Prior to this Adam was Director of Innovation at EcoDistricts in Portland (OR) in the USA, where he developed a collaborative governance model for urban regeneration across North America.
Adam was also Executive Director at the Green Building Council of Australia where he facilitated the creation of the Green Star Communities certification system for sustainable urban development projects.
Before entering the mission-driven sector, Adam spent 15 years with global consulting firms, including GHD and Arup, where he led teams of community engagement practitioners, sustainability advisors and urban development specialists.
Adam also spent time in academia as a lecturer and studio lead in social impact assessment and community engagement at the University of Queensland.