urban design

A new book sets out important ideas for helping New Zealand cities resolve the challenges of providing quality, affordable housing, designing healthy transport systems and dealing with climate change. Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities has multiple authors and was READ MORE

Posted in housing & building and media and news & events and urban design and urban governance on 19 September 2017 – 4:41 pm

Video: Green Space in a Resilient City

We held a seminar with speakers Paul Blaschke, Myfanwy Emeny and Peter Gilberd. When we think of resilient cities do we consider the role of green space? Does the supply of adequate green space conflict or compete with other necessary components of urban infrastructure? What more would we want from our green spaces in a city like Wellington? View the event video.

Posted in climate change and health and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 9 August 2017 – 12:54 pm

Seminar on Urban planning informed by kaupapa Māori principles

We warmly invite you to this rescheduled seminar with speakers Shaun Awatere and Keriata Stuart. How can kaupapa Māori elements help inform urban planning? What value can these elements add to mainstream urban planning? Can this approach form the basis for effective engagement, inclusion, and capacity building for Māori in urban areas? Date: Wednesday 27 September, Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington, Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm.

Posted in behaviour change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and urban governance on 14 July 2017 – 3:55 pm

Video on Imagining Decolonised Cities or Indigenising the City

We held a seminar with speakers Rebecca Kiddle, Amanda Thomas and Morten Gjerde. What is a decolonised city? And how can we decolonise cities to provide services, amenities and good homes for diverse Māori and non-Māori whānau and communities? Imagining Decolonised Cities was an urban design competition that challenged people to imagine what a decolonised city might be like. View the event video.  

Posted in behaviour change and health and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and urban design and video & audio on 6 July 2017 – 2:33 pm

Video on Reflections on Better Urban Planning

We held a seminar with speakers Ralph Chapman, Sylvia Allan and Roger Blakeley. The speakers shared their informal preliminary reflections on the report by the New Zealand Productivity Commission, Better Urban Planning, which was released at the end of March. This was a joint event held with the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. View the event video.

Posted in housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and transport and urban design and urban governance and video & audio on 26 May 2017 – 4:58 pm