Jessica Christiansen-Franks

Jessica Christiansen-Franks

Neighbourlytics, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jessica is a qualified landscape architect and urban designer – turned social entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to understanding the social dynamics of urbanisation.

Passionate about creating neighbourhoods people love and feel connected to, Jessica is a thought leader in innovative citizen participation, and particularly the value of ‘placemaking’ as a tool for collaboration and inspiring active citizenship.

With experience across Australia, as well as the UK, Canada, India, Vietnam and the Philippines, Jessica has been fortunate enough to advise the public and private sectors, along with major international aid agencies.

As Co-founder and CEO of Neighbourlytics, Jessica has side stepped into the world of big data to develop a social analytics platform for neighbourhood development.

A champion for the citizen voice, Jessica is Vice Chair of the Smart Cities Council’s (AusNZ) Centre for Civic Innovation, and Senior Program Advisor for CoDesign Studio.

Future of suburbia


Customer expectations are constantly evolving and developers can supercharge their developments by tapping into suburban intelligence. Increasingly guesswork is gone and replaced with research that can tell you everything from the social identity of the ‘hood’ to a mix of dining that’s guaranteed to hit the spot.