Rachel has spent the last 16 years working in traffic congestion reduction. She increased walking to school from 38% of all trips to 92% at two schools in the UK - What this really means is that she removed more than 200 cars from around each school she worked with. Rachel was hand-picked to be part of the international mobile think tank the BMW Guggenheim Lab and developed the world’s first crowd solving bicycle map. Rachel Smith is one of Australia’s brightest thinkers on the perpetual challenge of urban planning (News Limited), an emerging International Talent (The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York) and her dedication to the environment is inspiring and her passion for cycling is unmatched (TED, New York).
About Malcolm Snow
Chief Executive, National Capital Authority
Malcolm Snow is acknowledged for the breadth of his place design and urban development experience as well as his advocacy for creating better cities. With qualifications in landscape architecture and town planning and a professional career spanning four decades, he has led major city revitalization programs throughout Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom both as a consultant and advisor to all spheres of government. Prior to joining the National Capital Authority as its Chief Executive in early 2014 he was a Director with international consulting firm Urbis. He is the former CEO of South Bank Corporation in Brisbane and was for a decade, the Head of Design for the City of Melbourne, one of the world’s most liveable cities.