Stephanie Johnston & Associates is a boutique consultancy specialising in urban and rural planning, heritage assessment and management, industry research and support services for architects, property owners, private sector developers, local and state government agencies and the not-for-profit sector. Stephanie is particularly interested in how planning can harness and enhance the core drivers of a city or region – culture, commerce and community. Her strengths and experience lie in strategic thinking across specialist disciplines and in bringing cultural, historical and community perspectives to large and small scale projects through effective communication and engagement. Her key interests include place-making and peri-urban policy-making, planning in the context of the economic capitalisation of cultural and heritage assets, and integrated planning at the local, landscape and regional levels.