Nicholas Takács

Perth, Australia

I spent ten years as a guitar-obsessive before settling down to a further ten years in the commercial property industry - first as an building manager and then as a retail leasing executive - where all the exciting possibilities of localised, retail economies began to boil away in my mind. I hold a Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Studies from Curtin University, a Diploma in Property Services (Real Estate) from Kaplan International, and a certificate of Executive Business District Management from Rutgers University USA. I currently hold the positions of Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Fremantle and Treasurer for Economic Development Australia – Western Australia division. A Beautiful City is a project to enhance retail places in cities. Conceived in 2010 and now finding its feet, it’s a social enterprise organisation providing footfall monitoring and consultancy and some other things which can be seen at