Join PPS in our NYC offices on Thursday, July 6, at 4:00pm for an informal discussion with celebrated placemaker and Landscape Architect, Lucinda Hartley. Her talk will be on "How to get sh*t done: Lessons learned and impact stories from Australia's largest placemaking program."
Lucinda is an emerging leader in the Placemaking movement supporting the the burgeoning cause in Asia South Pacific, as well as with us globally at Placemaking Week Vancouver, and at the United Nation's Habitat 3 conference in Quito. She will also be speaking at Amsterdam's upcoming Placemaking Week, in October, and Placemaking Latinoamerica in Valparaiso, Chile, in November.
Lucinda Hartley is a designer, urbanist, and social entrepreneur whose disruptive approaches to revitalizing neighborhoods have been implemented across Australia and around the world. From turning vacant blocks into parks to building an army of citizen volunteers, she is renowned for mobilizing local communities to develop initiatives that deliver social impact.
Lucinda is the co-founder of CoDesign Studio, a multi-award winning placemaking consultancy that helps tackle social isolation through creative urban renewal projects. After successfully completing Social Trader's The Crunch Program, CoDesign has delivered more than 50 urban renewal projects, enabling over 10,000 citizens to contribute to local initiatives that improve their lives. Lucinda is also a founder of The Neighbourhood Project, Australia’s largest community-led placemaking program that will remove hidden barriers to create more and better public spaces nationally.
Prior to launching CoDesign Studio, Lucinda spent two years working with slum communities in South-East Asia. The results of this work were recognized by being the first-ever urban designer to receive a Laureate Youth Action Net Global Fellowship, an Asialink Dunlop Fellowship and Young Social Pioneer by the Foundation for Young Australians. She was also an elected member of the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board for five years. She continues to work internationally where she was invited to shape the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11, which focuses on Cities.
Alongside CoDesign, Lucinda holds roles as Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, is a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council for Fisherman’s Bend (Australia’s largest urban renewal precinct) and an advisor to UN-Habitat. She is also a co-founder of Neighbourlytics, a social analytics platform for neighbourhood development recently selected to join BlueChilli’s highly competitive She Starts program. Lucinda’s work has been widely recognized. Her accolades include being the first urban designer to receive a Youth Action Net global fellowship and being named by The Age as one of Melbourne’s ‘Top 100’ most influential people.
We hope to see you there!