Cassie Barrow is a recent Urban and Regional Planning Honours graduate of Curtin University. As former Town Planning Student Association President and a current committee member of PIAYP, Cassie has spent a significant amount of her early planning career advocating for ‘gap-filling’ learning opportunities and greater industry connection in an effort to ensure our cities evolve to the greatest that they can be.
After falling into planning, after attempting to undertake a degree in commerce, Cassie has developed interests in place and community activation. Tackling complex urban issues is one of Cassie’s favorite thing to do. In her final year of study, Cassie undertook a thesis on off-world colonisation after realizing how close humans were to developing on Mars and wondering why few planners were discussing this. Cassie seeks to reform business-as-usual systems in an effort to contribute to creating better urban environments and social experiences.