August 2009

Seminar: Indigenous knowledge & sustainable urban design

This was an exploration of sustainable and regenerative design with reference to pre-contact Maori built environments. The goal is to develop architectural and urban design strategies that are not energy or resource neutral, but rather generative producers (of energy, ecological habitat, food, water) linked into the energy and resource flows of the surrounding environment.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and urban design on 27 August 2009 – 9:00 am

Local government reform for sustainability

Listen to Mike Reid, Manager of Governance at Local Government New Zealand.

Posted in NZ policy issues and urban governance and video & audio on 24 August 2009 – 4:50 pm