Jean Darling

Collaborative Projects and Forums

Jean has been a Fitzroy resident for the past 14 years and has been in Melbourne for the last 22 years. She is a regenerative designer of the built environment, and driven by all issues of climate emergency and community resilience, closed loop food systems and collective strategies for social and environmental change.

With a background in Architecture, Placemaking and Social enterprise, she is currently working in partnership with City of Yarra to scale up a hyperlocal precinct and apartment focused food waste diversion project, Cirque du Soil, as a response to our climate crisis.

She is also Co-founder of YIMBY (Yes in my Backyard) VIC, and advocates for better development outcomes in our neighbourhood.

Jean Darling