Mark Ames established Strategic Cities in 2015, and specialises in media management and engagement strategy for cities, government agencies and peak bodies.

Mark played an influential role in London, helping to secure the previous Mayor of London’s ambitious and controversial 10-year one billion pound cycling strategy and action plan.

He’s gone on to work with clients including the cities of Sydney, Adelaide and Vincent (WA), the Heart Foundation of Australia, Auckland Transport and the University of Amsterdam.

He recently delivered the keynote lecture at the Iberian Cities and Cycling Conference in Valencia, Spain, and addressed the global Velo-City conference in the Netherlands in 2017.

Broadcast appearances discussing cities, planning and cycling include Sky News, ITV News, BBC London, Russia Today, Public Radio International’s The World, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s As It Happens and the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Newsnight. He’s written for WA Today, The Times, The Guardian, the London Evening Standard and the Royal Town Planning Institute magazine.

Mark is from the UK and lives in Sydney, Australia. You can find him on Twitter @StrategicCities