Placemaking Consultant

Cultural heritage and inclusivity expert, Paul is a people-focused urban planner with rigorous reporting and comms capabilities.

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Paul Webb is a master of planning, process, and people. Highly qualified with an human-centred combination of Master of Urban Planning, a Bachelor of Social Work, and now a second Masters in Cultural Heritage studies, Paul is adept at putting himself in the shoes of the people and organisations he encounters, telling the story of their connection to place.

Paul has broad experience in stakeholder mapping and in-depth community engagement for State and Local Government, including: workshops, drop-in sessions, interactive site walks, creative engagement and more. Paul’s experience in undertaking media monitoring within previous roles makes him ideal for delivering community engagement on locally sensitive or ‘controversial’ projects, especially given his additional qualifications in communications and media.

A unique offering is Paul's insight into community services, amenities, youth engagement, and mixed-use precinct developments. He has an accomplished background in youth work, social work, and drug and alcohol counselling that adds an integrity to his understanding of these complex issues and the impacts of the design, activation, and management of a place.

Additionally, Paul is an accomplished researcher, with highly developed report writing skills, he has helped shaped the guides and toolkits of CoDesign Studio's flagship offering: The Neighbourhood Project, Australia’s largest community-led placemaking action research project.

Paul excels in evaluation, loves immersing himself in feedback analysis/synthesis and is experienced in preparing rigorous engagement
summary reports. Paul has extensive background career in social work, with a focus on working with marginalised groups.

If you want to find a placemaker who truly understands people and then also truly understands the complexities of place, Paul Webb is your man.

Key Skills
  • Urban Planning
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Inclusivity & Social Work
  • Engagement Analysis & Reporting
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Community Resilience
Key Projects
Key Qualifications
  • Masters in Urban and Cultural Heritage, current
  • Masters in Urban Planning
  • Bachelor of Social Work, RMIT
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Sciences, Swinburne
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Media Studies