Founder and Director of Urban Synergies Group
Gregor H Mews is an internationally recognised urban planner and designer. He dedicates his energy to make people feel cosy and comfortable in different environments. In order to enable meaningful change, he founded in 2013 the international „Think and Do” Tank Urban Synergies Group. Greg utilises skills in integrated urban design and sustainable transport to facilitate and integrate healthier and climate resilient environments that promote interaction and well‐being. In the role of the Director, Greg provides strategic policy advice in international context and advocates for better design outcomes in urban systems for example as a Steering Committee member of UN-Habitats World Urban Campaign. He is also an active member of the General Assembly of Partners to UN-Habitat, International Play Association and the Planning Institute of Australia.
Provider of Playground Ideologies
With a background in primary education, outdoor leadership, and design-build learning, Marcus founded Playground Ideas ten years ago after spearheading the construction of 40 bespoke playgrounds along the Thai/Burma border. He then went on to respond to a wave of interest in International playground building by creating an open-source platform to share best practices. Demand for his services has taken him to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America to facilitate playground construction, consult on projects and train teams of playground builders.
Natureplay Spaces Consultant
Angela is a volunteer with Nature Play QLD. She offers a wealth of knowledge and support in coordinating our Nature Play Spaces program, alongside the team. Angela also refers projects to a group of talented landscape architects with experience in design and constructing play spaces.
Angela is keen to share, with the Nature Play Community, her 28 years local government experience delivering planning services in recreation, sport and open space planning; outdoor recreation planning and park master planning. Angela’s education and background is in community recreation and human services. Through this study, Angela firmly believes that cities and towns should be made up of safe, walkable and playable neighbourhoods and that children should have increased access to nature for play, exploration, learning and discovery.
Angela is on the QORF Management Committee and the Parks and Leisure Australia Qld Regional Council.
The Outdoor Educator
Lukas is fondly known as The Outdoor Educator. He is a father of two, sustainability educator and the co-founder of Wearthy, previously Own Grown Organics. More importantly, Lukas is passionate about the outdoors, community sustainability, and children’s development. With a background in early childcare as an Outdoor Educator, Lukas has developed and implemented successful outdoor programs that nurture sustainable development. Today, he shares these learnings at seminars, conferences and private trainings across Australia.