Past Projects

These initiatives are the result of genuine collaboration among many remarkable individuals and partners.   

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Adelaide Case Study: Urban Design for Wellbeing and Mental Health.

Developed in response to an invitation by the International Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, the Case Study examines how Greater Adelaide applies key principles of urban design, and presents insights and opportunities to improve population wellbeing and mental health, as well as offering lessons for consideration by other cities.


Creative Holdfast: Arts and Culture Strategy 2019 - 2024

Developed by Urban Mind in collaboration with the people of the City of Holdfast Bay, it provides a framework and road map to guide the philosophy, coordination, promotion, management and investment in arts and culture along some of Adelaide’s leading city coastal suburbs over the next five years.


 World Design Capital Bid 

Coordinated Adelaide’s bid to become the World Design Capital in 2018, bringing together 21 Bid Consortium partners collectively committing over $10million investment, from across industry, academia, State & Local Government as well as the not-for-profit sector, through the SA Department for State Development. 

The value proposition of the bid related to Adelaide’s scale, culture and stability as the ideal 'prototype' city for investment, using existing strengths to generate local as well as transferable value, in the context of global mega-trends.


Image: Ben White

Image: Ben White

Insulin pumps for children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes

Contributed to leading the establishment of an outpatient insulin pump therapy program for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes, eliminating the need for multiple daily injections and significantly improving their Quality of Life, at the Women's and Children's Hospital.


Cultural Impact Guide

Developed as part of a Cultural Impact Framework in partnership with five Local Government areas through the LGA, Creative Communities Network and Arts South Australia.

The Cultural Impact Guide enables decision makers to consider the impact of their decisions on culture. 

Art and Design in Health and Wellbeing

Founded the Arts in Health Program at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital through the Foundation – to integrate art, architecture and design into the life of the hospital to improve children's experiences of illness and hospital.

Developed the model for the Centre for Creative Health at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, through Arts South Australia in partnership with SA Health.  


The Arts Tonic Series is a series of postcards and stunning illustrations (by Rachel Harris) articulating the evidence based impacts of arts and culture to help people to stay well, recover faster, manage long-term conditions and experience a better quality of life.  

Public art commissions

As a Public Art Consultant and through Arts South Australia contributed to the commissioning of many ephemeral and enduring public art works. 


Place SA

Established Place SA - an initiative to provoke exploration about what makes a great place, to strengthen our collective knowledge and connect sectors in this field.