Lucinda Hartley

Lucinda Hartley is an award winning designer who is passionate about cities, and developing new approaches to urban revitalisation that are faster, cheaper and more fun. Trained as a Landscape Architect, Lucinda spent two years working in slum communities in Vietnam and Cambodia before co-founding CoDesign Studio. CoDesign is a non-profit, planning and design enterprise, committed to helping disadvantaged communities to envision, design and implement neighbourhood improvement projects. CoDesign is based in Melbourne, has delivered projects across five countries in Asia Pacific and engages over 500 volunteers. Lucinda is also an elected representative to the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board, focusing on how to engage young people in city making, and was a 2010 Youth Action Net Global Fellow.  Her work in community development has been widely recognised including the 2012 Jim Sinatra Leadership Award from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and an Asialink Weary Dunlop Fellowship.  Lucinda was also listed in The Age Melbourne Magazine in 2012 as one of Melbourne’s ‘Top 100’ most influential people.