Sandy Burgoyne

Smart Urbanism Lab University of Sydney

As a geographer, with a background in business, telecommunications and education; a passion for city shaping and a love of the country, Sandy brings a unique lens to the urban challenges we all face.  Formally, the founding Director, Future Cities Collaborative at the United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney, Sandy continues to bring together urban leaders across sectors to develop smart and sustainable cities- large and small, through research, policy shaping and education.

Sandy works with the Smart Urbanism Lab at the University of Sydney whilst continuing her urban studies in governance models for citizen participation in smart urban development. She also coordinates policy and research for the NGAA (National Growth Alliance Australia) and is Principal at Citizen Cities Australia, a boutique strategic advisory firm. Sandy holds a Masters of Sustainable Development from Macquarie University and Bachelor or Arts (Geography) from Flinders University of South Australia and is member of several advisory boards including Co-Chair, Smart Cities Council ANZ Policy and Leadership taskforce; Chair of Education sub group of the IoTAA Collaboration workstream and a Non Executive Board member in the TAFE and Health Sector.