Tanya is a multi-disciplinary urban designer with 25 years’ experience of the land development, housing, public space and transport sectors. Currently Acting Director Strategic Urban Design and Place for Fast Rail, Transport for NSW. A career highlight with Transport was responsibility for the architecture and public domain outcomes of the Sydney Light Rail project from definition design to opening day. She is an awarded public speaker and authored several industry references on density, neighbourhood planning and street design. In 2011, she became a Churchill Fellow for research and advocacy on public spaces for family friendly, high density neighbourhoods.