Lucinda is an urban designer and social entrepreneur who has spent the past decade pioneering innovative methods to improve the social sustainability of cities, now being implemented around the world.
As a co-founder at Neighbourlytics, she bring her social innovation and entrepreneurship strengths to harness big data, and deliver community insights that inform evidence-based urban development decisions. Neighbourlytics is backed by BlueChilli Group’s highly competitive She Starts program.
Previously, as CoFounder at CoDesign Studio Lucinda spearheaded new, community-led approaches to neighbourhood building based on human centred design, that are now proven on 50 neighbourhood renewal projects across Australia.
CoDesign's flagship program The Neighbourhood Project, puts this into action at-scale, enabling governments and communities to systemically change the way they create neighbourhoods . Here she has leveraged her capabilities in designing and delivering cross-sector partnerships to secure major multi-year support from The Myer Foundation and Resilient Melbourne (part of the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Program).
Globally, she spent two years in south-east Asia delivering low-cost slum improvement strategies prior to launching CoDesign Studio. More recently, Lucinda's urban insights contributed to UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Cities) and she was elected to the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board for five years.
Named as one of Melbourne’s Top 100 most influential people in 2012 by The Age newspaper, Lucinda has gained widespread recognition. Most recently, CoDesign was named as one of Westpac’s inaugural 2017 Businesses of Tomorrow.
Lucinda doesn't separate her work and personal life: first we shape our cities, then they shape us.