After three decades of development sector leadership, Belinda Barnett knew that something had to change.
As CEO of Urban Concepts, Belinda’s planning expertise and communications skills had been supporting a formidable list of clients, including government and globally-recognised private sector companies.
A leader in the planning communications industry, Belinda could see that traditional community engagement wasn’t working as well as it used to. She also saw that the development sector in general was not benefiting from digital multi-media technology as she knew it could.
Belinda believes that good development should be celebrated and not feared, but could see a gap emerging between the development sector and the community.
It was time to reframe how we engage, it was time to bring engagement into the digital age, to make it more readily accessible and appealing to younger age groups who look to videos and podcasts for their online experience. It was time for UrbanTalk.
See Belinda’s Curriculum Vitae.