Our mission

Our mission is driven by collaboration with value driven organisations and businesses in Asia Pacific. We aim to create greater impact through social entrepreneurship, social innovation and co-design of 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 work with clients using agile and lean methods for strategy development, open innovation, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and data-driven research to addressing urban challenges, and meeting 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 social services and platforms. 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 sustainability, and long-term impact at scale.

Our services

The Urban Platform Studio is an advisory and project management consultancy, specialising in social innovation, design thinking, social entrepreneurship and research to find solutions for today's urban development challenges, such as service delivery, housing, land use, mobility, service delivery, employment and urbanisation. Our clients include NGO's and NFP's, community based organisations, government authorities, universities, businesses, including social enterprises and start-ups. We are registered in Australia with personnel located across the Asia and Australia.

  • Research, intelligence and evaluation - our high quality research helps clients understand urban dynamics, and future needs for cities and city dwellers.

  • Strategy development - we help clients identify and develop objectives, resource requirements and strategic partnerships that align with organisational vision, and SDG's, to assist businesses, neighbourhoods, settlements and cities to thrive, grow and be resilient.

  • Business / Mission model design and transformation - we help clients determine the most appropriate business model (or mission model) to enable their strategy to succeed; and deliver commercial and social return on investment through unique value propositions for city dwellers

  • Design and management - we go beyond giving advice, and work closely with clients to co-design, prototype, and scale their innovations (digital, infrastructure, programs, services).

  • Impact measurement - we use qualitative and quantitative methods to determine the social impact of client's initiatives and projects.

Why not get in touch? We can talk about ways The Urban Platform Studio can help you.