About Urbia

Urbia is documentation of Julia Suh’s observations and analyses of cities, communities and people, which kicked off with Gehl Architects’ ‘Tools for Change’ Masterclass in Copenhagen in 2013. After visiting 19 European cities over 9 weeks, she spent 6 months in Asia/Australasia, and returned to Sydney where she continues to write from.

Urbia assesses urban environments and their relationships to socio-cultural behaviours of the inhabitants. Julia’s research included guest lectureship at Hanoi Architectural University, where she led lectures, seminars and studios under the title of Design for City Living.

Urbia has been featured on The GuardianGehl Architects and This Big City among others.


JULIA SUH, Urban Strategist and Founder, Urban Toolbox

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Julia is a registered architect and pioneering urban strategist specialising in human-centred design as a tool for social change and advocacy. She has taught and practiced architecture and urban design from New York, Auckland and Hanoi and Sydney, building up extensive knowledge of various communities, and urban spaces that support or neglect them. She currently runs a human-centred design consultancy, Urban Toolbox.

She has worked with property owners and local & state government bodies including: Dexus, ISPT, AMP Capital, Optus, City of Gold Coast, Hunter’s Hill Council, North Sydney Council, Gympie Regional Council, Arts NSW and NSW Department of Education & Training. Her work in community engagement, planning policy and urban research has been locally recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia, as well as internationally by The Guardian UK.

Julia holds a Masters of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Architecture with First Class Honours from The University of Auckland. An active Sydneysider, Julia is a member of Placemaking Leadership Council and Sydney Peace Foundation’s Young Advocates group, as well as NSW Chapter President for the Yale Club of Australia.

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