Hi, we're Ethos Urban


We’re Australia's leading team of planners, economists, engagement specialists, project managers, social strategists, and designers, with a strong purpose to lead positive change to the quality of urban living across Australia.  

For 30 years, we have been working closely with the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors with the curiosity, imagination, and expertise to solve problems and make the impossible, possible. You will hear us say, we don’t just see what something is, but rather what it could be. 


Collective Intelligence – it’s how we do it


The urban development lifecycle can be complex, however our collective consultative approach to each project provides stronger outcomes and benefits for clients. We refer to this approach as our Collective Intelligence. This means that regardless of the project size, budget, or stage in the urban development lifecycle, our clients benefit from a holistic service team approach across our client's sector.

From policy and strategy, to approvals, delivery, and experience, we support your success through:

PLANNING: Navigating policy complexity with precision and purpose to lead you to the right decisions.

ECONOMICS: Providing in-depth analysis and insights to best position your project for success.

ENGAGEMENT: Assisting with building strong relationships with stakeholders and decision makers.

PROJECT ADVISORY & MANAGEMENT: Solving front end development complexities, managing risk and enabling confidence.

SOCIAL STRATEGY: Collaborating on optimising social outcomes.

DESIGN: Creating innovative solutions fit for future generations.

So, you see, like you, we're excited by the possibilities for what urban spaces can be and look forward to collaborating and assisting you in making a difference to Australia's cities, towns, and rural areas for today’s generation and those to come. 

About us

Our Awards

For 30 years we have had the honour of receiving a range of industry awards and commendations for our urban development projects - internationally, nationally, regionally, across a range of services, sectors, and locations.

In addition, we have also been recognised for excellence by the industry as part of a collaborative project team engaged by clients.

Explore our Awards

Our People

People are our ethos. Our reputation as a market leading planning, design, engagement, economics, social strategy and project advisory & management firm is the result of having valued and passionate people who want to make a difference to everyone’s experience of urban living.

Meet the team