GHD to judge Australian Sustainable Cities

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29 August 2012

One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting companies, GHD, has been chosen to judge the Keep Australia Beautiful National Sustainable Cities Awards.

Keep Australia Beautiful is a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to lead, challenge and inspire all Australians to strive for a sustainable and litter free environment. It does this through research, awareness, community support, and awards programs.

GHD’s Lynn Sorrell was chosen as the national judge for the program based on her experience as a Principal Urban Designer and Planner. She advises clients in the area of integrated transport and land use planning in both Australia and overseas.

Based in our Sydney office, Lynn has more than 27 years’ experience in developing better planning and urban design outcomes for governments and the private sector. As part of a national Stakeholder Engagement Service Group, Lynn works in urban place making and the creation of quality urban living environments through the coordination and integration of the public and private realms.

The National Sustainable Cities finalists provided outstanding examples of how cities around the nation are implementing practical projects that help local communities achieve an efficient and sustainable future. The state winners, to be evaluated for the national awards, include Penrith City Council NSW, City of Boroondara Victoria, Tea Tree Gully SA, Parmerston NT, Devonport TAS, and the City of Cockburn WA.

Representing GHD, Lynn will evaluate each city’s initiatives against the national awards criteria which encompass environmental innovation and protection, resource recovery and waste management, water conservation and energy innovation, community action and partnerships, litter prevention, the protection of heritage and culture, and a young legends category.

Lynn offers, “These initiatives align strongly with GHD’s global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation - all of which form part of the Keep Australia Beautiful awards criteria and especially how these markets contribute towards achieving sustainable cities and communities.”

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