Executive Director at Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
Adam is the founding Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, an organisation that is part of the world’s largest network of smart cities practitioners and policy makers who’s goal is to make cities more liveable, workable, and sustainable. They advocate for the adoption of technology, data-driven decision making and intelligent design as an accelerator to sustainability outcomes in cities.Adam was Director of Innovation at EcoDistricts, a start-up non profit based in Portland Oregon, who’s mission is to build a marketplace for district and neighborhood-scale sustainable development. He launched the Centre for Urban Innovation in 2015 and prior to that spent three years with the Green Building Council of Australia developing the Green Star – Communities rating tool in collaboration with government and industry. Adam was a sociology lecturer at the University of Queensland for four years and held senior roles with global consulting firms Arup and GHD for over a decade. He sits on the Steering Committee for the US-based STAR Community Rating System, and is on the editorial board of cities publication, Foreground.