John O’Callaghan

Pyrmont, New South Wales

Urban planner and ideas bomber

John’s Ideas Bombing Sydney initiative is a new way of engaging people and fostering creativity with the ultimate aim of improving life in Sydney. Part meet-up, part pop-up, part talk series and community brainstorm, it focuses on unlocking creativity and creating a better living environment for everyone. The concept has now taken off across Australia and even internationally. The ideas generated are promoted on social media and presented to local government to incorporate into policy: “I believe it’s making an impact on the everyday lives of people who live, work and visit Sydney.”