Nick is responsible for implementing the GreenWay Place Management Program on behalf of two councils and a range of community stakeholders and external agencies. The GreenWay is a 5.8km sustainable transport and urban environmental corridor connecting the Cooks River and Parramatta River through Sydney’s Inner West and is the no. 1 Priority Green Grid Project in the Greater Sydney Commission’s Eastern City District Plan.
The multi-award-winning GreenWay Program combines place planning and placemaking with urban ecology, active transport, sustainability education, community culture and public art. Nick views the Design Studio as an excellent opportunity to bring a range of council and community stakeholders together to work with a cohort of students on a placemaking opportunity which is inspired by and celebrates the rich history, character and visual qualities of the Inner West Light Rail and GreenWay corridor.
For the last 15 years, Nick has focussed on a combination of local government place management practice at the City of Ryde and the Inner West Council and urban sustainability teaching and research at UTS and UNSW. He is passionate about implementing affordable, practical approaches to enhance community connections, sustainable living and design quality in urban environments.