Hi, I’m Julia Suh.
I am an urban strategist, social innovator and engagement specialist.
I work across the fields of property, community building, social impact and technology with city makers to together define and solve complex problems through design thinking and human-centred design approaches. I can help you with:
I have had the privilege of working with some of the most open-minded property professionals, community housing providers, corporations and local councils, to name a few: Green Building Council of Australia, Stockland, Hume Community Housing Association, Link Housing, Charter Hall, ISPT, City of Gold Coast and Hunter’s Hill Council. Please get in touch to discuss your next project.
(Cover image: Property Council of Australia, Future Cities 2019 by Homepix Photography)
HONOURS & AWARDS
entrepreneurship | social change | diversity
40 Under 40: 2020 - The University of Auckland
''40 of our inspiring young alumni who continue to shine in both their professional and personal lives.''
''This group comprises alumni who have harnessed new opportunities and blazed trails.''
Westpac Social Change Fellowship 2017
''Chances are you’re already doing extraordinary things. Thanks to your capacity to give and your strong desire to change the world, you’ll have an impressive track record of driving change. And you’re now at a point where you want to step things up a notch. You thrive on collaboration and are ready to explore new networks, learnings and opportunities so you create better lives for even more Australians.''
40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australians 2020
''The 40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards will recognise the achievements of young Asian-Australian leaders in their fields. The Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of the next generation of Asian-Australians, making them more visible in the wider community and to provide a stepping stone to further leadership opportunities.''
''With the generous support of our partners Google For Startups, Fishburners Sydney is offering a 6 month Launch Pad program for 12 DIVERSE females to turn a viable idea into a sustainable business.''
civic leadership | social trust | employment pathways | beautiful neighbourhoods
Paper Plain is a design thinking hub for city makers.
Paper Plain helps its clients tackle complex problems by taking them through a creative process and co-designing solutions.
Drawing from multiple disciplines including social impact, technology, engagement and urbanism, Paper Plain provides consulting services and digital products to help property developers, governments and community development organisations to optimise their investment in community spaces, programs and engagement; and support community leadership to develop and be sustained.
Invitation for everyone in every neighbourhood to take small shifts.
Small Shift was a social enterprise that trained and inspired communities to create beautiful, meaningful and unique public spaces in their neighbourhood. Small Shift focused on:
empathy | integrity | competence | curiosity
Future Cities Summit, Sydney
Creating Great Places
Speaker, Property Council of Australia, 2019
(Photography by Homepix Photography)
Australasia Conference, Sydney
Opening keynote, International Association for Public Participation, 2019
(Photography by iap2)
The Global Solutions Taipei Workshop, Taipei
Shaping the Future of an Inclusive Digital Society
Speaker, Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Chung-Hua Institute for Economic Research, 2018
(Photography by National Development Council)
Business to the Power of Tech, Sydney
When David and Goliath work together
Panelist, CEBIT, 2019
(Photography by CEBIT)
Smart Cities Taskforce meeting
Cities & innovation
Speaker, The Committee for Sydney, 2019
(Photography by Chris Mury)
Vivid Ideas, Sydney
How Accessibility Makes for a More Liveable City
Speaker, Briometrix and Vivid Ideas, 2018
(Video footage by Briometrix)
Partnerships with Purpose, Adelaide
New Ideas, Enterprise and Solutions
Keynote speaker, Community Centres SA, 2018
New Cities Summit, Songdo
The Building Blocks of Urban Wellbeing
Moderator, New Cities, 2017
sustainability | belonging | courage
speaking engagements | advisory services | review panels
Please get in touch via the form below or email julia[at]paperplain.co to discuss the services you require.
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