Passionate about all things ‘city’ I strive to provide transport solutions which are equitable, considerate of the urban fabric and enhance the user experience.
Associate Director and Practice Leader Design + Planning
Amy Child is an Associate Director and Practice Leader Design + Planning for AECOM, a global multi-disciplinary design and engineering firm. She is an urban strategist and advisor specialising in transport and mobility within a cities context.
Amy has lived and worked in the UK and Australia and has spent the majority of her career as a consultant providing transport solutions which are equitable, considerate of the urban fabric and enhance the user experience. She is an expert in developing integrated transport strategies, with a focus on walking and cycling.
Her career highlights include developing the transport strategy for the Optus Stadium in WA and providing travel planning advice to businesses impacted by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Over the past three years, Amy has become a regular national and international speaker at industry conferences on the subjects of liveability, walkability and future mobility. She has provided keynote addresses at a number of conferences including Active Living FitNSW and the 10th Making Cities Liveable conference. She has also been an invited conference speaker at RMIT Engaging for Impact, Designing Healthy Liveable Cities, Bentley Year In Infrastructure and the Australian Institute of Architects: The NSW Country Division Annual Conference. She has also presented at The Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management Conference, Smart Urban Futures National Conference and Green Cities Conference.
She has penned thought leadership articles on active transport including what the autonomous vehicle revolution will mean for our health and wellbeing, low stress cycling and the benefits of Pokémon Go.
Amy is part of the VIC Executive Committee for Consult Australia.