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)
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:
-- “The best city blogs around the world”, The Guardian UK --
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
-- How we can create community-led places --
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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