AIUS NSW Committee


Bob Solomon


AM, BA, Dip Ed (Syd), MA (Oxon), PhD (Tas), Dip Law (NSW), Hon FAIUS

Dr Bob Solomon lectured in urban, economic and historical geography before being elected to the House of Representatives in 1969. In 1971 he persuaded the Liberal-Country Party government that the Commonwealth should be involved in urban affairs, which saw the establishment in 1972 of the National Urban and Regional Development Authority (NURDA). This was supplemented under the Whitlam Government by the Department of Urban and Regional Development (DURD).

Bob’s doctoral thesis on Hobart was published as Urbanisation: The Evolution of an Australian Capital (1976, 434pp) and in 1988 The Richest Lode: Broken Hill 1883-1998 (424pp, 600 illustrations) was widely acclaimed. Bob was Chairman of AIUS NSW for the first time in 1978 and again since 2002. He was twice national Chairman in the 1980s and made an Honorary Fellow of AIUS in 1986.


Michael Neustein


Director / Architect & Urban Planner

Michael Neustein is an architect, urban planner and urban designer. His firm was founded nearly 30 years ago and he has experience in a very wide range of development projects as well as regulatory projects for local and State governments.

An Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies - NSW Division, Michael is currently Vice President. He was a President, Treasurer and Vice President of the Division during the 1980s.

Michael is a former chair of the Australian Institute of Architects National Committee for Continuing Professional Development. He has been made a Life Fellow of the AIA in recognition of his long service to the Institute and the profession of architecture.


George Smith



George Smith is a Director of Design Collaborative Pty Ltd, planning and development consultants, a practice he established in 1968 and the year in which he joined the NSW Division as Honorary Treasurer.  He holds a Bachelor of Surveying (University of Queensland) and a Master of City Planning (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and is  a Fellow of PIA and API as well as an Honorary Fellow of AIUS. He chaired the NSW Division in the mid-1970s. When a joint venture of which he was a director was named NSW Exporter of the Year in 1978, George retired from active involvement in the Institute.  
He became involved in the Sydney (later the State) Chamber of Commerce, serving on its Council for 15 years as a member and on its Board of Directors for four years. He rejoined the Division’s Committee as Honorary Treasurer in 2004. He remains involved because he believes that AIUS provides a neutral forum in which issues affecting urban affairs are publically debated. He would like to its discussions more broadly disseminated.


Ivan Glavinic


Ivan Glavinic graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Science (Human/Economic Geography major) in 1994 and followed this with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) from the University of Sydney in 1999.

Ivan has extensive experience in town planning/development advising, property development management, negotiating commercial agreements and leases, project management, disposals and acquisitions and has worked on a large number of complex urban development projects, mostly in the public sector.  He has worked both in private consulting for large multi-disciplinary architecture and planning firms as well as for two large State Government Corporations.

Ivan is currently the Honorary Secretary of AIUS, a position he has held since 2011.  He has been a committee member since 2005.


Tatjana Djuric-Simovic

Tatjana graduated from the School of Architecture, Belgrade University (Serbia) with a Masters degree and completed a Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management (Flinders University). She is currently employed as a Senior Planner with the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

Tatjana has over twenty five years of international experience in statutory and strategic planning, policy formulation and administration at local and State levels of Government and for the private sector. Her interests include planning system, urban design, master planning  and public sector management in planning.

She has experience in delivering major projects across a diverse range of planning programs, including the introduction of the 2006 NSW Standard Instrument and the latest planning reform.


Ian Napier

BSc(hons)Arch. DipPlng(AA) ARAIA RIBA AITPM

Director IN Partnership Consulting Pty Ltd

Ian is an architect planner and urban designer with specialist knowledge of pedestrian planning and the integration of transport systems into community planning. This interest stems from early experience in a multi disciplinary team of engineers, planners and architects in the Greater London Council and was consolidated on arrival in Sydney when he undertook that city’s Pedestrian Action Plan and subsequent pedestrian studies of the Sydney CBD, masterplanning for projects such as Darling Harbour. and the early plans for pedestrians and cyclists at the Olympic sites, Homebush Bay.

Ian has presented and written widely on the topic of pedestrians and although now semi-retired maintains his involvement with these issues as a Director of the international conference organisation, WALK21, and as Convenor of The Walking Volunteers who have produced walking maps for the Sydney Metroplitan area.


Terence P Byrnes


Terence (Terry) Byrnes is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Architects and the Planning Institute of Australia. He has  sustained a career as a consultant in both disciplines during  his professional career  spanning the last forty years,  Architectural interests first drew him to America to work for the then renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki whose New York World Trade Centre is no more. Following planning studies at Yale University in the USA, he co-founded and taught the inaugural planning course for the Department of Architecture at Hong Kong University.
Back in Australia, in the early 1970s he joined George Smith to found Wellings Smith and Byrnes, a consultant practice in planning, architecture and urban design that became one of Sydney’s largest multi-disciplinary firms. Since that time, consultancy has continued as his primary interest with clients such as the Sydney Opera House Trust. Throughout his career, Terry has frequently been an expert planning witness in the NSW Court system, sometimes labeled as the ‘architect’s architect’. In the role of urban designer, he facilitated re-working applications for development approvals for both public and private sector clients. He is currently exploring opportunities for innovative engagements in Asia and China.


Dr Michael Bounds

Dr Michael Bounds author of Urban Social Theory (OUP 2004) is currently co-ordinator of the Practitioner in Residence Program of the Henry Halloran Trust at The University of Sydney. He is a full member of the Planning Institute of Australia and a Director of Australian Research and Testing Services Pty Ltd.
He has been an Associate Professor and Head of the School of Sociology and Justice Studies at UWS where he was also a Director of the Urban Studies Research Centre. He lectured extensively in the UNSW BTP and MUDD and has worked as an Urban Sociologist for over 25 years. He has undertaken research into public housing and tenant participation, gentrification, urban conflict, development and cultural change and the settlement of outer suburban Master Planned Estates and is the author of a number of articles and reports on housing and urban development.


Jennifer Richardson

Jennifer Richardson is a strategic town planner. She is currently working at the Department of Planning and Infrastructure in the Urban Policy team, where she is developing housing, affordable housing and employment policy. She has also worked on the draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney to 2031 and A New Planning System for New South Wales – Green Paper.
Prior to this, Jennifer worked for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for six years developing the Council’s Local Development Framework. This work included creating a 15-year spatial strategy for the Council. This work has been recognised for its approach to integrating infrastructure planning with the local Council’s Community Strategy as well as for its innovation in strategic place-making and health planning. She also worked on the London Olympic legacy master plan. Jennifer specialises in housing and affordable housing policy development and strategic spatial planning.



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