In a 25 year plus career, Mike has been at the forefront in developing methodology for neighbourhood character studies, urban design frameworks and other planning and design-related policy projects.
Mike is a planner, urban designer and communicator whose lifelong passions are sense of place, streets for people and community facilitation. His work, which often pioneers new methods, has been recognised with five national Planning Institute awards. His work encompasses strategic planning projects for government and selected private clients, with a strong emphasis on sound project management, clear process design and client/ community ownership.
In a thirty five year career he has been at the forefront in developing methodology for neighbourhood character studies, urban design frameworks, landscape assessments, activity centre planning and other planning and design-related policy projects. His work reflects his deep understanding of the built environment, and of the interrelationships between public and private space and landscape setting.
Mike is frequently called upon to design and manage planning processes and public involvement strategies, make presentations and facilitate community and professional workshops. He is currently a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel.