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Sophie Watt

Sophie Watt

Position: Consultant
  • Urban Design
  • Transport Strategy and Research
  • Research and Policy Development
  • Walking and Cycling


Sophie is a consultant with a broad range of experience within service delivery environments. Her background in the disability sector and in educational not-for-profits has ensured that equity is a key consideration for all the work she carries out. Sophie is a strong communicator and researcher and is passionate about the ways in which sustainable transportation can create more vibrant, livable communities that have equitable outcomes for all.

Sophie holds an MA (hons) in Visual Culture and a PGDip in Urban Studies, both of which have supported an integrated approach to her work. She has experience researching the ways in which tactical responses to street design can be utilised to improve liveability for communities, as well as the specific ways in which housing policy impacts marginalised communities. Sophie's experience of working with equity deserving groups places her in a unique position to develop creative solutions to thorny urban challenges.

Sophie is a strong communicator, and skilled operations and project manager. She has successfully delivered a range of projects in Aotearoa, Canada, and the UK. These include policy development and implementation for internal and external stakeholders, process improvement and successful project management of complex international projects.

Sophie has been a member of Women Transforming Cities since 2022 as a researcher. She has also been a member of Women in Urbanism Aotearoa since 2018.