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. We 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 fast-paced entrepreneurial start-up non profit based in Portland Oregon, who’s mission is to build a marketplace for district and neighborhood-scale sustainable development. In this role Adam was responsible for the development of the EcoDistrict Protocol, described as a new model for urban regeneration that helps accelerate district-scale sustainable development projects.
In 2015 Adam launched the Centre for Urban Innovation Pty Ltd, a consulting practice that collaborates with urban leaders to advance sustainable urban regeneration projects. As Chief Collaboration Officer he supports clients across the world seeking to build capacity, strategise and create the conditions for successful project implementation.
Prior to joining EcoDistricts in 2013, Adam spent over three years with the Green Building Council of Australia developing the Green Star – Communities rating tool in collaboration with government and industry. This work is highly respected globally, being one of few rating tools that covers the full spectrum of sustainability issues across the built environment.
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 was active in numerous programs with the World Green Building Council and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
Adam sits on the Steering Committee for the US-based STAR Community Rating System, and is on the editorial board of cities publication, Foreground.