Jeremy is an experienced urban planner who has practiced in Australia and the UK. He has worked in and for the public, private and academic sectors and specialises in bringing together the policy, economic and design components of strategic planning. Jeremy has a background in landscape architecture which provides a strong foundation in spatial and design thinking.
Jeremy has led or been involved in a number of planning, policy and economic development projects at SGS. In 2015, he was seconded to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to help them develop the subregional development plans for metropolitan Sydney and has managed the development of land use suitability guidance for the Department. Jeremy has a strong interest in employment land use planning and has undertaken a number of studies for inner city councils as well as undertaking peer review and expert advisory roles for public sector client. He has also provided economic development recommendations for the future of Sydney’s Central to Eveleigh Corridor, advised private sector clients on the optimal land use mix for town centre development and developed urban renewal best practice principles to inform government decision-making.
In addition to his consultant role, Jeremy is also the Practice Leader for the combined Sydney and Canberra offices, which involves leading the consulting team and being a member of the executive management group of SGS nationally.
Aside from his career as an urban planner, Jeremy has taught for a number of years at universities in Australia and the UK, including UNSW and University College London. He has delivered a number of guest lectures at the London School of Economics, UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning, UNSW and UTS on design, planning policy and urban development. Jeremy has also presented at industry conferences, most recently at the NSW Planning Institute of Australia and State of Australian Cities conferences. Jeremy currently teaches in the landscape architecture program at UNSW.
Jeremy has written widely on a number of issues relating to the urban condition. His writing on urban clutter has been published in Australia and the UK and in 2015 he co-authored a paper for the State of Australian Cities conference that compared the density forms of Australian cities with international comparators.