Lucinda is an urban designer and social entrepreneur who has spent the past decade pioneering disruptive approaches to revitalising cities and towns that have now been implemented across Australia. After spending two years working with slum communities in south-east Asia, she co-founded CoDesign Studio, a social enterprise that uses creative placemaking to improve social connection in local neighbourhoods. Five years later CoDesign has delivered more than 50 urban renewal projects involving over 10,000 local citizens and recently launched Australia’s largest tactical urbanism program: The Neighbourhood Project, backed by the Myer Foundation and Resilient Melbourne.
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 recognised. 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.