JBA, Planisphere and Buckley Vann have formally merged to create a national urban solutions company, Ethos Urban. Robert Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of Ethos Urban said this marks the start of new era for the three leading businesses.
“Taking our business to the national level is a significant opportunity, not only to expand and diversify our services nationwide, but to use our skills and collective intelligence to solve the complex urban problems that are part of all modern cities,” said Mr Simpson.
“Our cities are facing myriad challenges, including increasing house prices, growing populations and lack of public transport infrastructure. As urban problems become more complex, our collective intelligence is vital to discover solutions centred around human needs.”
“We believe smart, sustainable, productive cities and communities start with truly understanding people. People are at the heart of our business and projects; that’s our ethos.”
“An integrated service approach to urban development enables us to take a wholistic approach to our projects. Our blended team of designers, economists, planners and engagement specialists work together to deliver optimal urban outcomes.”
“Our multi skilled teams guide clients through complex planning pathways. We have played a key role in many significant and game changing projects that foster sustainable economic growth and guide the way people live, work and travel.”
“The foundation of Ethos Urban lies in the quality of work of the three businesses that we are bringing together, such as JBA’s work on countless major city shaping projects including Central Park, 200 George Street and Barangaroo South, Planisphere’s award winning structure plans and Buckley Vann’s leading reputation for Government strategy,” said Mr Simpson.
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