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.
Amanda Yates – Micro Urbanism (PDF) Amanda Yates is a registered architect and academic.
Shaun Awatere – Developing Maori urban design principles (PDF) Shaun Awatere (Ngati Porou) is a resource economist.
Wiki Walker – Tangata Whenua and the landscape (PDF) Wiki Walker, Ngati Hine, Manukau City Council Environmental Policy Planner (tangata whenua)
Ngarimu Blair – Orakei papakainga (PDF) Ngarimu Blair, is a Trustee on the Ngati Whatua o Orakei Maori Trust Board.
Held 9 September 2009, University of Otago House, Auckland