Chris Johnson is the CEO of the Urban Taskforce that represents Australia’s most prominent property developers and equity financiers, providing a forum for people involved in the development and planning of the urban environment to engage in constructive dialogue with both government and the community.
Chris is a former NSW Government Architect and former Executive Director at the NSW Department of Planning. He has extensive experience in the planning system and the delivery of major projects.
Chris was a member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee for 10 years and the NSW Heritage Council and has represented New South Wales on many national bodies.
He is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and a member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). He has also received the Order of Australia in 2012. He has written 14 books on planning and architecture and has been an adjunct professor at three universities in New South Wales.
In 2013 Chris received the Alumni award for the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building from the University of Technology Sydney and was made a member of the UTS Luminaries.
Chris has a Bachelor of Architecture from Sydney University; a Master of the Built Environment from the University of Technology, Sydney; a Master of Architecture from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Cultural Heritage from Deakin University.
Chris Johnson was Director of Chris Johnson Special Projects for 3 years undertaking consulting services in the areas of architecture, planning and urban design. He was also the recipient of the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship award for 2011.
What the Australian construction industry is saying about Sydney Build...
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