Our mission

Our mission is driven by collaboration with value driven organisations and businesses in Asia Pacific. We aim to create greater impact through new approaches, technologies, and high quality research, to solve urban challenges and improve the lives of people in the region.

The city is humanity’s laboratory, where people flock to dream, create, build and rebuild.
— Edward Glaesear

Our approach

We embed the agility of a startup (to ideate, prototype, fail-fast, and scale) within organisations and projects, and work in unison with rights based approaches. We believe open innovation and collaboration is central to effect the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To ensure sustainability, our solutions are anchored by ethical business models and practices to ensure impact in business, the environment and human rights.

We support design through adaptable and human-centred approaches in delivering innovative services and delivery platforms. We believe collaboration and shared value partnerships are key ingredients to scale impact. Our solutions involve cross-disciplinary collaboration - which draws on our networks from business, not-for-profit, and academia - to address multiple client needs, including funding models, pathways to sustainablity, and long-term impact at scale.

The Urban Platform Studio is an urban innovation and research consultancy that supports organisations to drive innovation and find solutions for today's urban problems in Asia Pacific.