Senior Lecturer Environmental Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, Rebecca is Ngāti Porou and Ngā Puhi. She has worked in the urban design space in the UK, China and Aotearoa New Zealand for the past seven years having undertaken a PhD and MA in urban design at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Prior to this she worked in housing and Māori development policy and as Private Secretary Housing for the Associate Minister of Housing (Māori housing portfolio) in New Zealand’s parliament.
She is currently the co-chair Pōneke for Ngā Aho: Network of Māori Designers, a member of Papa Pounamu: New Zealand Planning Institute and a panel member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel. Her research focuses on Aotearoa New Zealand place identity and placemaking, decolonising cities and the design of community and educational space. Most recently she won Marsden funding for the topic: Making Aotearoa Places: The Politics and Practice of Urban Māori Place-making.
Rebecca will be joining Ludo Campbell-Reid, Connal Townsend, Adrienne Young-Cooper, Patrick Reynolds, Nigel McKenna, Christina van Bohemen, James Lunday and Justin Lester talking all things urban at www.urbanismnz.co.nz 14 – 15 May 2018.
Join the conversation. Abstract submissions close Friday 9 February.