Appointed as an Innovation Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer within the Department of Design, Architecture and Building at the University Technology Sydney, Jason leads research into sustainable urbanism, housing affordability, and green building economics.
With a career spanning over 18 years in sustainable property development, Jason has been at the forefront of built environment transformation. His development experience includes delivery of sustainable mixed-income housing projects throughout New York City, execution of Vulcan Inc.'s South Lake Union Innovation District in Seattle, Washington and serving as Head of Sustainability for Lendlease Property, Australia.
Jason is also Director of Urban Apostles Pty Ltd, a start-up real estate development and consulting services business specialising in alternative workplace & housing models for cities. Its work focuses on the intersection of the sharing economy and art of city making.
He is a co-founder of both the International Living Future Institute and Green Sports Alliance and originator of the Economics of Change project. Jason was designated a LEED Fellow by the United States Green Building Council in 2014, was named a 2015 Next City Urban Vanguard and is an appointed Champion and advisor to Nightingale Housing in Australia.
Twill, J & Christensen, P 2018, 'From Cost-Benefit Analysis to Integrated Value: How can enhanced valuation frameworks move us beyond sustainability toward regenerative built environments?', Proceedings from the PRRES Conference - 2018, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Annual Meeting, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, Auckland, NZ.
Twill, JS, Cowan, S, Wright Chappell, T & Batker, D 2011, The Economics of Change: Catalysing the Investment Shift Toward a Restorative Built Environment.