Isabelle is an experienced social planner who is passionate about healthy and inclusive cities and ensuring that development will have positive social outcomes.

She is particularly passionate about enhancing people’s access to blue infrastructure and encouraging healthy ageing. 

Isabelle has spent her career working with clients across the private, local and state government and the not-for profit sector in NSW, Victoria and the ACT. Her experience spans a range of areas including social infrastructure and open space assessments, social research, strategy and policy, social impact assessment, business case development, evaluation and social value. 

Having worked on many different types of complex projects, Isabelle has a deep understanding of different client needs and drivers across different sectors and states within their respective political and planning landscape. 

Isabelle has a published academic article in the City, Culture and Society Journal on Older Women in Cities: Fateful moments, identify and belonging (December 2023).

Isabelle Best's expertise