Lucy Turnbull

Greater Sydney Commission chief commissioner Lucy Turnbull has been appointed adjunct professor at the University of NSW’s Faculty of Built Environment.

“I’m honoured to be appointed to this role in the Faculty of Built Environment,” Ms Turnbull said. “This is a critical time for urban design, architecture and planning in Sydney and I look forward to the opportunity to work with UNSW students designing the future of our city.”

Mrs Turnbull is an MBA graduate of UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management, was Sydney’s first female Lord Mayor from 2003-04, and was chair of the Committee for Sydney from 2012-2015, before heading to the GSC.

“In her role as Chief Commissioner, Lucy is leading the future of district planning for Sydney to 2056, which is the environment many of our students will contribute to when they graduate,” Faculty of Built Environment Dean Professor Helen Lochhead said.

In her UNSW position, which will be concurrent with her Greater Sydney Commission role, Mrs Turnbull will present guest lectures to planning, urban design and urban renewal students and develop interdisciplinary education and research opportunities across the University.

In particular she will be exploring her interests in female-friendly cities, access to social infrastructure and the critical relationship of city economics with urban planning.

“Lucy brings expertise in the complex economic and governance interdependencies of city making and I look forward to her sharing that knowledge with students,” Professor Lochhead said.