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Marcus Westbury

Founding Director

Renew Newcastle

Marcus Westbury is as an Australian urbanist, writer, broadcaster and festival director and consultant on cities, community building, culture and place activation.

Marcus was the founder of Renew Newcastle a multi award wining project which has brokered access to more 70 properties for more than 170 creative projects, businesses and enterprises in Newcastle Australia and Renew Australia which has worked more than 20 communities around Australia to develop local creative and community projects in vacant spaces.

Marcus is a fellow of Monash University and has been an advisor to numerous governments, companies and communities. In mid 2015 Marcus will be writer and presenter of Bespoke on ABC TV Australia and will release Creating Cities a book about cities based on the Renew Newcastle experience that was the product of an Australian record crowd funding campaign.