James Rosenwax is Managing Director, Buildings and Places, ANZ at AECOM and leads AECOM’s team helping cities overcome challenges and building better futures across Australia and New Zealand.. Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of New South Wales, James practiced as a landscape architect and environmental manager for eleven years at PSB, before it joined AECOM in July 2006. He has completed his Masters studies in Environmental Management at Sydney’s Macquarie University. James’ background in landscape architecture, environmental management and business leadership gives him a unique point of view when providing strategic advice and direction on multidisciplinary urban development, city shaping infrastructure and public realm projects, at local and international scales. When required James draws on the diverse skills across the company to help make cities better places in which to live, do business and coexist with nature. James’ philosophy is rooted in his desire to reframe the questions arising when solving the most complex challenges faced by our urban metropolises. Efficient transport, equitable access to essential infrastructure, governance and collaboration, resilience, place and connectivity are his current focus areas when optimising urban environments.