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The Centre for Urban Innovation Pty Ltd is the business through which Adam Beck consults to government and industry leaders seeking to shape high performing built and natural environments.

About Adam

An accomplished sustainability consultant with global firms for 15 years, including almost a decade with Arup, adding value to infrastructure and development projects by designing and implementing sustainability and stakeholder engagement tools.


With the University of Queensland for four years as lecturer and tutor in social impact assessment and community engagement.


As Executive Director with the Green Building Council of Australia for almost four years working with government and industry to develop a sustainable communities framework for Australia, and one of the worlds most comprehensive rating tools for the planning, design and construction of urban redevelopment projects.


As Director of Innovation at EcoDistricts in Portland Oregon, chief architect of a global standard for sustainable urban regeneration, while working with cities across North America to revitalise their neighborhoods and districts using engagement, governance, assessment and project delivery best practices.


As the Founding Executive Director for Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, played a catalytic role in building a movement that embraces technology, data and intelligent design as an accelerator to sustainability outcomes in cities and towns.

Adam is now Consulting Director at Centre for Urban Innovation and Owner and Host of Urbanism.Live. Adam is available for contract work and can be contacted at:

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