Mike is a highly experienced practitioner who has worked for 18 years in planning, urban regeneration and placemaking projects across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He currently runs his own small practice UrbanTacticans in New Zealand.
He was formally the Placemaking Coordinator and acting Manager of City Planning & Development, at the Adelaide City Council. Prior to this Mike worked for the Christchurch City Council in New Zealand where he was the team leader of Urban Regeneration. He also has a wide range of experience from his time working in the United Kingdom.
Mike has qualifications in Planning (Massey University, New Zealand) and Sustainable Development (Imperial College, London). He is a member of the Planning Institute Australia, the international Placemaking Leadership Council and the New Zealand Urban Design Forum. Mike is also the chair of the of Te Pūtahi – The Christchurch Centre for Architecture and City Making.