Urban Toolbox is led by Julia Suh with a number of collaborating consultants.
JULIA SUH, Urban Strategist and Founder, Urban Toolbox and Small Shift
NSW Registered Architect 8693, M.Arch, B.Arch Westpac Social Change Fellow
Julia is a leading voice in community-led urban development, and specialises in applying human-centred design as a tool for social change and advocacy. She has taught and practiced architecture, placemaking and urban design from New York, Auckland and Hanoi and Sydney, building an extensive knowledge of various communities; and urban spaces that support or neglect them.
She has worked with property owners and local & state government bodies including: Dexus, ISPT, AMP Capital, Optus, Charter Hall, City of Ryde, City of Gold Coast, Hunter’s Hill Council, North Sydney Council, Gympie Regional Council, Arts NSW and NSW Department of Education & Training. Her work in community engagement, planning policy and urban research has been locally recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia, as well as internationally by The Guardian UK.
Julia received her M.Arch. from Yale University and B.Arch. with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland; and training in Social Return on Investment. An active Sydneysider, Julia is a member of Placemaking Leadership Council as well as NSW Chapter President for the Yale Club of Australia.
Connect on Twitter: @JuliaSuh_
Our collaborators include:
DARIUS ROUNTREE-HARRISON, Practice Director, Neuro Resilience
Darius Rountree-Harrison, received his training in Neuroscience at the University of Sydney. He conducted research looking at learning processes, problem solving and memory and their neurological underpinnings in the brain. His research highlighted the importance of environmental influences on these processes and how learning can lead to functional changes within the brain. This grounding in the base science of the brain and research places him apart from other allied health practitioners.
Peak performance and stress management in the corporate sector are also Darius’ areas of expertise. From 2013 Darius has been helping migration lawyers manage their stress when working with refugees in detention centres. Darius improved the wellbeing of legal professionals exposed to vicarious trauma from the hardships of refugees’ lives by introducing biofeedback and training programs. This work is key to the philosophy and practice of Neuro Resilience, which is help everyone live to the fullest at every moment.
He has taken additional training in crisis management, mindfulness meditation and numerous forms of biofeedback, including neurofeedback. Darius is a member of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia, International Society for Neurofeedback Research and The Royal Society of NSW.
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