Jacinta McCann is a committed urbanist and creative leader whose work has enhanced the quality of cities and communities around the globe for more than 30 years. 

Currently based in San Francisco, Jacinta first practiced in Sydney for 18 years working on large-scale urban regeneration projects including the Sydney Olympics, before moving to the US in 1999. She has continued to work on complex and integrated design and planning projects throughout her career including Mission Bay in San Francisco, and Nova Luz in Sao Paulo.  

Sustainability and landscape performance underpin Jacinta’s approach to design and, more recently, she has focused on the role of landscape in building resiliency in the face of sea level rise. Currently the Global Design Advisor for AECOM, Jacinta has held executive roles in both practice and management during her 28-year career with the firm. 

Jacinta is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and American Society of Landscape Architects. She is the past President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF), and currently serves on the ULI global awards jury, the Bay Conservation Development Commission (BCDC) Design Review Board, and the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) board.