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Director, Urban Apostles

Jason Twill

With a career spanning over 20 years’ in urban development, Jason has been at the forefront of built environment transformation. A globally recognised pioneer in innovation districts, alternative housing and regenerative urbanism, Jason’s work is informing the next generation of city making. His career experience includes mixed-use developments throughout New York City, the South Lake Union Innovation District in Seattle and serving as Head of Sustainability and innovation for Lendlease Development.

As Director of Urban Apostles, Jason leads a property consulting firm specialising in equitable and regenerative growth strategies for cities. Urban Apostles offers leading-edge urban solutions by working at the intersection of the sharing economy and the art of city making.

Jason is a regular lecturer at multiple Australian and international universities and was appointed Innovation Fellow within the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney from 2016-1018 where he led research into regenerative urbanism, housing affordability, and property economics.

He is a co-founder of both the International Living Future Institute and the Green Sports Alliance and originator of the Economics of Change project. In 2018, Jason founded and launched the City Makers’ Guild, an education, advocacy and research group promoting more equitable and inclusive cities.

Jason was designated a LEED Fellow by the United States Green Building Council in 2014, was named a 2015 and 2017 Next City Global Urban Vanguard and is an appointed Champion and advisor to Nightingale Housing in Australia.


See Jason speak at Better Housing Now: Session 4 - A Call to Action.