Speaker

Jessica Christiansen-Franks

Co-Founder & CEO, Neighbourlytics

 Jessica  Christiansen-Franks

Jessica Christiansen-Franks is an urban designer and social entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to understanding the social dynamics of urbanisation. Passionate about creating neighbourhoods people love and feel connected to, Jessica is a thought leader in innovative citizen participation, and particularly the value of ‘placemaking’ as a tool for collaboration and inspiring active citizenship. With experience across Australia, as well as the UK, Canada, India, Vietnam and the Philippines, Jessica has been fortunate enough to advise the public and private sectors, along with major international aid agencies.

As Co-founder and CEO of Neighbourlytics, Jessica has side stepped into the world of big data to develop a social analytics platform for neighbourhood development. Neighbourlytics harnesses social data feeds to provide real time insights into local neighbourhood identity, place attachment and social connectedness.

A champion for the citizen voice, Jessica is Vice Chair of the Smart Cities Council’s (AusNZ) Centre for Civic Innovation.

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Thursday 29 August 2019
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Major concurrent session

Planning for our future communities

Following worldwide trends of rapid urbanisation and centralisation of all aspects of life and work, Australians are living in urban areas at higher rates than ever before. What is the impact of population growth on our housing system, services and suburbs? How can we ensure Australia’s swelling major and developing cities remain productive and liveable ... view