I have been delighted with the engagement of Dr Jen George in her assistance in establishing a garden space beside St Andrew’s Cathedral in the heart of the City of Sydney. Starting from scratch, Dr George undertook a community consultation of a large number of stakeholders in the project, from indigenous representatives, school student in our Cathedral School, Mothers Union and the War Widows’ Guild, as well members of the congregation, its governance committee and the City of Sydney Council. This thorough and comprehensive consultation process included personal focus groups, one-to-one conversations, as well as two combined group conversations with clearly stated aims and objectives, all of which enabled the final design to be approved and owned by all concerned.

Dr George’s collaborative skills, her experience and professional capabilities enables me to give an unqualified commendation to any who wish to use her talents to improve urban landscapes or simply to unlock the potential of their property and social networks.