Urban Leadership Sprint

Urban Leadership Sprint

Challenging conversations, expansive thinking and practical skills to shape our urban futures.

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Learn about the URBAN DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM, gain perspectives from a network of urban change agents and understand your role in creating better places.

Applications are now open to register your interest in the pilot cohort for 2021. Studio THI are convening a multi-disciplinary cohort of 20 passionate and emerging change leaders to:

  • Explore the PURPOSE of urban development
  • Gain cross-sector PERSPECTIVES on the urban development system
  • Shape future PRACTICE by building systems thinking and innovation
  • Define SOLUTIONS to industry challenges
  • Amplify your POTENTIAL as an urban leader


In this this six-week interactive virtual program you will EXPERIENCE:
  • Experiential ‘learn by doing’ focus on live industry challenges
  • Peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and interactives
  • Industry thought and practice leaders
  • Design sprint on cohort defined challenges
  • Mentorship for the leading project idea
  • Access to a cross-sector alumni network
  • Access to Studio THI


Key knowledge and skills OUTCOMES:
  1. Broaden and deepen your understanding of the urban development system – the key actors, its purpose, the operating environment and your individual and organisational role
  2. Increase your urban leadership capabilities with a specific focus on: 
    • Collaboration and innovation in complexity  
    • Navigating and influencing your operating environment 
    • Maximising the benefit of urban development 
  3. Discover and practice key design thinking methods  – challenge framing and analysis, tension mapping, end user insights, collaborative ideation and storytelling for influence

Join the conversation

For emerging leaders in the urban development industry who are passionate about making a difference. The diverse cohort will include professionals from government, private sector, universities and community organisations.