Daniel Bennett

Associate Director
Design and Strategy, City of Adelaide
Fellow, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)
Immediate Past President, AILA
Registered Landscape Architect, 1183
Daniel is a multi-award winning registered landscape architect with 20 years’ experience working across Australia, the United Kingdom and China. He is passionate about the value of design in shaping our cities.
Daniel is the City of Adelaide’s Associate Director of Design and Strategy, leading four diverse teams across Transport Strategy, City Strategy, Park Lands Strategy and City Design. Key strategies include ‘Smart Move’; Council’s 10-year transport strategy, and Council’s ‘Adelaide Design Manual’ for creating better streets and public spaces.
Between 2011 and 2014, he was Urban Design Leader for the Sydney Light Rail project for Transport for NSW, and in 2013/2014 completed the feasibility study for the Capital Metro Light Rail project for the ACT Government.
He was a Principal at HASSELL between 2004 and 2011, his work resulting in numerous national and state awards; and was a Director and National President of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) for 2015 and 2016 (and a Director of AILA since 2013).
Daniel is a contributor to Adelaide’s independent newspaper online, the InDaily, as well as ABC radio, and is an occasional feature writer on a wide range of issues including design, transport and planning in our cities. He likes vintage European cars and is known to enjoy McLaren Vale Shiraz.