Who we are

Liz Allen, Director
Bachelor of Interior Architecture (hons), Master of Urban Planning
Next City Vanguard, 2018

Liz is an experienced place making professional passionate about transforming complex urban development challenges into opportunities for innovation and community empowerment. With a background in spatial design and urban planning, she facilitates the development of engaging, vibrant and inclusive places, by connecting community voices with agencies who deliver large scale infrastructure and built environment projects.

Over the last 5 years Liz has led the delivery of place activation and tactical urbanism projects in collaboration with a wide range of local government, private sector and community stakeholders as a response to the rapid growth and transformation of Auckland’s city centre.

With this experience comes an in-depth understanding of how to creatively navigate local government processes to get things done.


Place Creative has a network of collaborators who bring their specific expertise to any project; strategists, urban designers, architects, communication specialists, graphic designers, researchers, data analysts and street furniture fabricators.