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Our Team

Urban Frontiers provides knowledge and education in all levels of planning and urban management, both internally and on a domestic level. The Company was developed in 2014 on the back end of both directors running a successful strategic planning business for over 30 years. Urban Frontiers works closely with a global network of associates, urban management specialists and leading academics to provide clients with unrivalled expertise in the field of urban development.

Brian Roberts

Emeritus Professor and an international urban management expert, Brian holds qualifications in land surveying, urban and regional planning, urban design and business management as well as a PhD in urban and regional economic development.


Brian has held senior positions with the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, Queensland state government, two academic institutions and within the consulting industry. Brian has held responsibility for the management of large and complex multi-discipline projects, the overseeing of national and regional institutional reform programs, national and international urban management policy, higher education and training, and ministerial advice in several countries. Brian has co-authored more than 100 publications and conference papers including 10 books with contributions to the UN Habitat World Cities Development Report in 2011 and 2015.




Rosalie Roberts

Rosalie has been involved in the administration and development of education, training and continuing professional development in fields related to urban and regional planning and development nationally and internationally. She has held executive positions with the Australia Architects Accreditation Council, Engineers Australia, Planning institute of Australia and the Austrailia - New Zealand Regional Science Association. Rosalie has worked in a support and professional capacity on a range of international development projects and has undertaken research studies on the effectiveness of implementing the Millennium Development Goals in Africa. Rosalie holds a BPhil.





Simone Roberts
Project Officer

With a strong interest in social planning, policy and development, Simone completed a Bachelor of Community Development and Counselling through the University of Canberra. She then completed a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Queensland focusing on the spatial planning of social housing in Brisbane. Alongside her qualifications, Simone has a diverse background including commercial real estate, town planning, international eco-tourism and has utilized her research skills contributing to the works of policy papers for the United Nations Development Programme and World Bank.


...Our Associates



Mike Lindfield

Urban Infrustructure Services


Michael is an economist / financial analyst with over 30 years experience in internationl sustainable urban development policy formulation and in designing the institutional and financial mechanisms to implement urban development and infrastructure policy. He is Senior Advisor to the SMART Infrastructure Facility. He was Lead Professional (Urban Development) and Chair of the Urban Community of Pratice at the ADB. He has also served as Department Head of the Netherlands Institude for Housing and Urban Development Studies and as Deputy Director / Senior Research Fellow in the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. He has worked as a consulant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations, as well as for private sector and government agencies.






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