Adam Beck, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, EcoDistricts Studio
Adam is an urbanist who has worked for private sector consultancies and leading global non-
government organisations to advance sustainable community outcomes for the past 24 years.
As Executive Director with the Smart Cities Council, he works with the world’s longest running
organisation focussed on catalysing investment in technology and data to accelerate liveability,
workability and sustainability.
Prior to this Adam was Director of Innovation at EcoDistricts, where developed a collaborative
governance model for urban regeneration across North America and beyond.
Adam was also Executive Director at the Green Building Council of Australia where is facilitated
the creation of the Green Star Communities certification system for sustainable urban
Before entering the mission-driven sector, Adam spent 15 years with global consulting firms,
including almost a decade with Arup.
Adam spent time in academia as a lecturer and studio lead in social impact assessment and
community engagement at the University of Queensland.
Adam holds advisory positions with the Swinburne Smart Cities Institute and the University of
Adelaide’s Australian Smart Cities Consortium. He is also Vice Chair of the Smart Cities
Workstream for the Internet of Things Alliance Australia and holds a position on the Australian
Government’s Cities Reference Group.