John is an urban planner and expert place maker, facilitator and engagement specialist. He is passionate about positive behaviour change and making our cities more liveable through creativity and innovation. John is also the founder of Trending City, a collaborative blogging platform capturing great ideas from across the globe, and co-founder of Idea Bombing Sydney, a creative meetup focused on turning ideas into action.
John has co-designed a course at the University of New South Wales teaching contemporary issues in urbanism and is a former Chair of Brand X, an arts organisation that fills vacant spaces with independent artists.
Adan is an experienced planner, leading projects across public and private sectors with a demonstrated history of motivating teams and working with stakeholders to achieve quality outcomes and places where people want to live and work. Adan has previously held senior and managerial positions at Holroyd, Liverpool and Cumberland Councils.
Adan is well regarded for his sound advice, engaging approach, strategic solutions and ability to deliver. He is motivated by the challenges facing Sydney and recognises the importance of integrated strategic planning for development and infrastructure in growing cities.
Mette is a strategy and engagement professional with a diverse background in social science, business administration, strategic planning, environmental management, engagement and facilitation. Mette brings together community views, stakeholder considerations and expert perspectives to create holistic strategies, policies and plans. This approach allows Mette to work effectively within politically or culturally sensitive environments in delivering projects that are well tailored to meet client needs and have broad buy-in and support beyond the organisation.
“JOC Consulting is able to harness other people’s creativity and unite them even if they have varied opinions and ideas.”
Co-Director Archrival and
Director Custom Made
Annika enjoys being challenged to think in creative ways when working with the natural and built environment. Her passion lies in promoting a healthy relationship between people and places. With a special interest in permaculture, public art, mapping and community engagement, she enjoys connecting the dots in planning projects of varying scales.
Growing up in chaotic Mexico City, within a complex yet organic urban setting Annika is interested in finding ways in which to bring nature, spontaneity and excitement into our daily urban lives.
Jordan is an experienced communications strategist, passionate about progressing community desires into ideal solutions. Jordan’s varied experience in the arts and private sector, allows him to offer a unique perspective on the mutually beneficial relationship between creativity and commercial interests, to help build more diverse, thriving communities.
Senior Urban Planner
Lauren is an experienced urban planner with an interest in creating compassionate cities. Her background in working with local government in both Australia and New Zealand allows Lauren to bring diverse perspectives and an international outlook to her work.
Lauren’s attention to detail in urban planning, as well as her big-picture problem solving capacity, allows her to offer a grounded and human-focused approach to developing better neighbourhoods and inspired communities.