Community, Identity and Urbanism

Nicola Short from Silverbeet Design, Tim Church from Boffa Miskell, Debbie Tikao from Matapopore Charitable Trust, Auckland Council Board Member Jessica Rose and MRCagney Senior Consultant Rachel Lees-Green will be speaking in our session focusing on Community and Identity. To register www.urbanismnz.co.nz 14 to 15 May 2018.

Role of Heritage and Sense of Place

What does urbanism want from Heritage? In this session, Nicola Short will explore how New Zealand heritage practice and policy in heritage identification and protection is supporting sustainable urban development. Director of Silverbeet Design with over 20 years experience, Nicola is an innovative public sector and heritage specialist with a focus on strategic leadership in policy and public engagement.

Embedding Cultural Identity

Matapopore has been charged with a role which is both challenging and ground breaking within the new emerging city of Ōtautahi/Christchurch. To embed indigenous values, urban design principles and narratives into an urban environment at this scale has never been done before. Tim Church is affiliated with Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha and is a qualified urban designer with national leadership roles with Boffa Miskell. Debbie Tikao is a Landscape Architect and General Manager for the Matapopore Charitable Trust. Both are members of the Christchurch Urban Design Panel.

Women in Urbanism 101

This presentation will compare urban design in Auckland with case studies from Sweden’s gender equality plans and the gender mainstreaming process in Vienna in the consideration of the importance of intergenerational facilities, social cohesion, planning for movement, notions of community and identity, and improving design outcomes. Jessica Rose is the Elected Member – Albert Eden Local Board with an intimate knowledge and interaction with people who are living in and using a wide range of spaces.  A senior consultant at MRCagney, Rachel Lees-Green is a founding member of Women in Urbanism Aotearoa and passionate about making cities healthier and more sustainable.

The 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference is taking place from 14 to 15 May 2018 at the TSB Bank Auditorium – Shed 6 in Wellington. Conference sponsors are the Wellington City Council, Urban Design Forum, Jasmax, Isthmus, Boffa Miskell and the NZ Transport Agency.

Panels to discuss Future Street, Suburban Regeneration and Design Review Framework

Building the Street of the Future; The New Suburban Regeneration; and Improving Design Quality through Design Review are the three specialist subject topics to be discussed in the panel sessions at the 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference being held in Wellington 14 to 15 May.

Building the Street of the Future

A partnership between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the Smart Cities Council and the Internet of Things Alliance Australia, ‘Future Street’ was built to explore the necessary design responses to issues like autonomous vehicles, smart city

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Adam Beck

technology urban agriculture and urban landscape imperatives.

 

Chaired by the Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, Adam Beck, the lead design team members will present a playbook on how to create a design concept and implementation plan for a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector approach to reimagining the street of the future.

New Suburban Regeneration

Leading panel members from Isthmus and Homes, Land, Communities (HLC), Duncan Ecob will Chair this presentation on Northcote, a case study on delivering new homes in

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Duncan Ecob

existing communities to meet the demand of our expanding urban population. The panel will discuss how a multi-agency approach can future proof, regenerate and invigorate existing neighbourhoods. Issues to be explored include how can neighbourhoods evolve and retain their existing communities whilst restructuring them; and what social and community infrastructure is needed for existing and new communities to be an integrated whole.

 

Design Review Panels

This panel session includes representatives from Auckland Council in addition to Wellington and Christchurch City Councils discussing the effectiveness and relevance of design review panels as a tool to improve urban design outcome. Chaired by Lisa

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Lisa Dunshea

Dunshea, Manager Design Review Auckland Design Office, Auckland Council, the panel members will discuss whether the regulatory framework empowers or hinders; what is needed to make a step change in the quality of development; and how can design review panels help guide a ‘kiwi urbanism’ that reinforces the local identity of communities.

 

Supported by the Wellington City Council and the Urban Design Forum, the conference includes 10 feature speakers and up to 50 concurrent session speakers, networking events and study tours in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington. Full Conference Program available. To register visit www.urbanismnz.co.nz

 

 

 

Progam Update Information

The updated program for the 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference is now available for review on the website and download 2018 Urbanism NZ Conference_Program Update

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Opening presenter Dr Elizabeth Farrelly will discuss the relationship between urbanism, landscape and survival in her presentation titled ‘Between Order and Chaos – 6 Rules for New Zealand Cities’ followed by urban advocate Patrick Reynolds speaking on ‘Fix the Street: Fix the World’.

Our POP Panel involving Ben van Bruggen, Adrienne Young-Cooper, Mayor Justin Lester, Connal Townsend and Dr Jessica Halliday with moderator Rod Oram will be presenting, debating, analysing and discussing with delegates what has to change in our urban environment with the aim of reaching consensus on the five key issue areas for the sector as a whole. These issue areas will be reviewed over the two days of the conference through input by delegates and presenters to develop the platform for a Statement on Urbanism.

Early Bird Registration closes Monday 9 April. Book now and save up to $275. Conference program includes up to 50 speakers, 3 specialist topic panels, 10 feature speakers and networking events. Delegates can also book study tours available in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

Author of The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan F.P.Rose will be joining the conference from New York, presenting on ‘Developing Communities of Opportunities’ and discussing issues concerning income inequality, housing affordability and social isolation with our delegates. Other feature speakers include the NZIA President Christina van Bohemen, Co-Chair Poneke for Nga Aho Dr Rebecca Kiddle, DASL Development Director Nigel McKenna and GM of Strategy and Regeneration Planning at Regenerate Christchurch, James Lunday who will be focusing on the role of urban design in redefining the future of the city with his presentation ‘Thinking Outside of the Square – What Does Success Look Like’.

Conference Sponsors: Wellington City Council, Urban Design Forum, Jasmax, Isthmus and Boffa Miskell.

POP Panel to discuss Key Issue Areas

The People of Purpose (POP) Panel at the 2018 Urbanism Conference will focus on the critical issues for urbanism in New Zealand in their identification of the key areas to bring about change in our built environment.

Moderated by journalist Rod Oram, the panel members are:

  • Ben van Bruggen, Manager Urban Design Strategy, Auckland Council
  • Dr Jessica Halliday, Te Putahi Christchurch Centre for Architecture and City Making
  • Justin Lester, Mayor, Wellington City Council
  • Connal Townsend, Chief Executive, NZ Property Council
  • Adrienne Young-Cooper, Chairman of the Board, Housing New Zealand

Through discussion and questions from conference delegates, Rod Oram will be challenging the panel members to seek consensus on issues connecting the sector as a whole. Once identified, these key issue areas will be reviewed and debated throughout the two days of the conference with the aim of directing future change.

To join the conversation, REGISTER as a delegate or profile your organisation as a SPONSOR.

Early Bird Registration closes Monday 9 April. PROGRAM information on the website.

Our Panel Members

Ben van Bruggen is an urban planner, designer and urbanist with 25 years experience and has bheadshot v2een involved in leading urbanism projects in China, Russia and Montenegro as well as the UK. He recently joined the Auckland Design Office from the UK where he is the founding director of van Bruggen Limited and was Head of Urban Design at Savills

Dr Jessica Halliday’s passion is finding ways for more and more people to engage and involve themselves with cities, architecture and the deJessica-Halliday-Portrait_v3cisions made about our built environment. Jessica is an architectural historian and is the Director and co-founder of Te Pūtahi – Christchurch centre for architecture and city-making, a charitable organisation dedicated to growing people and places together.

Justin Lester was elected Mayor in 2016. He joined Wellington City Council as a Northern Ward Councillor in 2010 and then served as Deputy MaJustin Lester for Mayor 2016 campaign photographyyor from 2013 until 2016. During his time as a Councillor, Justin championed the living wage, prioritised good quality local services and supported local businesses. He feels strongly that good local government services make a huge difference in people’s lives

As Chief Executive of Property Council New Zealand since 2004, Connal Townsend is the industry’s principal advocConnal_v2ate for New Zealand’s commercial, industrial, retail, property funds and multi-unit residential property owners.

Adrienne Young-Cooper is a qualified planner, now retired and working as a full time non-executive director on the AYC pic_from AYCboards of several organisations and businesses. She chairs the board of Housing New Zealand and is on the board of its wholly owned subsidiary, HLC formerly the Hobsonville Land Company.

The 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference major sponsors are the Wellington City Council, Urban Design Forum, Jasmax, Isthmus and Boffa Miskell. 

 

 

 

Study Tours in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland

On the weekend prior to the 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference delegates have the opportunity to book and attend multiple study tours available in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

The tours are being held on either Saturday 12 May or Sunday 13 May with some tours available for booking on both days. For more information visit Study Tours.

Christchurch 

Tour 1 is a walking tour of the Central City showcasing the unique opportunities and challenges that arose from the earthquakes. Delegates will discover thChristchurche anchor projects completed or underway. Tour 2 Field Trip enables delegates to experience the ‘residential red zone’. The combination of land subsidence and lateral spread have created a case study on how coastal cities around the world might adapt to sea level rise.

Auckland

Tour 1 is a waterfront walking tour of the Auckland CBD and visiting the Wynyard Quarter redevelopment. The “A for Effort But Could Do Better” walking Tour auckland2 is of a redevelopment location in the very early stages of work, looking at it from a masterplanning perspective. Tour 3 is ‘Welcome to Our Place’: Hobsonville Point – a peninsula that juts out into the Waitemata Harbour, a 20 minute drive northwest of Auckland’s CBD. Until recently a defence base, it is now being developed for all Aucklanders.

Wellington

Sponsored by Boffa Miskell, the e-bike Cycle Tour takes delegates around the wbike touraterfront, visiting sites of urban development that have helped shaped Wellington. The group will stop for a refreshment at the locally renowned Chocolate Fish Café, before returning to the city centre via Mt Victoria, assisted by your electric bike. On Tour 2 delegates are joined by Wellington City Council representatives for a short walking tour of the CBD looking at key sites.

The 2018 Urbanism Conference in Wellington from 14 to 15 May 2018 is focused on shaping New Zealand’s cities and places by the sector collectively identifying the key issues to bring about change. Early Bird Registration closes Monday 9 April.

 

 

Elizabeth Farrelly announced as Opening Speaker

Sydney-based columnist, broadcaster, author and critic on architecture and public issues, Dr Elizabeth Farrelly has been added to the Program for the 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference. Providing the opening presentation, Dr Farrelly trained in architecture and philosophy, practiced in London and Bristol and holds a PhD in urbanism from the University of Sydney, where she is also a former Adjunct Associate Professor.

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Dr Elizabeth Farrelly

 

As an independent Sydney City Councillor, Elizabeth initiated Sydney’s first heritage and laneway protection policies, and was inaugural chair of the Australia Award for Urban Design (1998). She was also Manager Special Projects at the City of Sydney during the Olympic preparations. Born in New Zealand, Dr Farrelly is an award-winning writer and published author.

Full details of the Conference Program is now available. Save up to $275 with Early Bird registration also special conference rates for accommodation. Conference includes networking events and study tours in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

Conference sponsors: Wellington City Council, Urban Design Forum, Jasmax, Isthmus and Boffa Miskell.

Review Program Now Available

Following the review of a high number of abstracts submitted by authors from across the country, the Program for the 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference is now available.

The  two day preliminary Program is available here 2018 Urbanism NZ Prelim Program_5March

More detail on the speakers and their presentations can also be bike riderfound on the conference website Agenda.

With a program that includes over 50 speakers, 5 panels, key sector specialists from across New Zealand in addition to networking events and study tours in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, this is an event focused on driving change within our urban settlements.

Register as a delegate now. Early Bird closes 9 April.

Conference sponsors: Wellington City Council, Urban Design Forum, Jasmax, Isthmus and Boffa Miskell.

Nigel McKenna to speak at Urbanism 2018

With a 25 year career in property, Nigel McKenna is one of the most experienced development managers in New Zealand. As Development Director of DASL Nigel has extensive understanding with leading large diverse teams and undertaken a wide variety of highly specialized projects. Nigel was responsible for the management of the master planning process for the Viaduct and undertook the role of Development Manager for Metropolis and the DFS Customhouse Galleria.

Nigel is a Chartered Surveyor and Founding Chairman for New Zealand of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. A former Ernst & Young Property Entrepreneur of the year, Nigel was a Director on the Auckland Council Property Board from 2008 to 2010.

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Nigel McKenna

 

He has received in excess of 20 individual awards from a range of organizations including the Institute of Architects and the Property Council for projects such as Dockside and Shed 5 in Wellington, Beaumont Quarter, North and Stratis at Lighter Quay in addition to The Quadrant Hotel to name but a few. These are testimony to his attention to detail and ability to achieve quality results within the framework of commercial budgets and programs.

Nigel has an extensive relationship with Council, from sitting on the Mayoral Urban Design Taskforce to now being a key strategic development advisor to Auckland Council Property Ltd (ACPL).

Providing the Opening Address at the 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference is the Minister of Housing and Urban Development Hon Phil Twyford.

Our other feature speakers include Dr Rebecca Kiddle, Connal Townsend, Adrienne Young-Cooper, Patrick Reynolds Christina van Bohemen, James Lunday, Justin Lester and Ludo Campbell-Reid.

Focusing on developing a ‘Statement on Urbanism’ through engaging sector cohorts including urban designers, architects, planners, engineers, surveyors and landscape architects together with property development and construction the conference will take place on 14 – 15 May in Wellington.

Early Bird Registration NOW OPEN

Conference Sponsors: Wellington City Council, the NZ Urban Design Forum, Jasmax and Isthmus.

 

Patrick Reynolds speaks Urbanism

Urban Advocate Patrick Reynolds   joins our feature speaker line up for the 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference being held in Wellington in May.

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Patrick Reynolds

 

Patrick is the nation’s leading photographer of the built environment. His architectural work can be seen in most leading publications both nationally and internationally, and particularly in a series of substantial illustrated books published by Penguin Random House, including City House Country House [2016] Bungalow [2014], Auckland Art Gallery A Place for Art [2013], Big House Small House [2012], New New Zealand Houses [2007], Homework [2010], and Villa [2009]. He is also known for his expressive work which is included in collections such as Te Papa Tongarewa and the Auckland Art Gallery.

He has lead Auckland specific Urban Design studio courses at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. In 2013 he received a President’s Award from the NZ Institute of Architects for his contributions to the fields of architecture and urban design.

He is a committee member of Urban Auckland and deputy chair of Greater Auckland, two influential civil society groups dedicated to improving the urban realm. He is a member of the Auckland Council Advisory Panel for Art in Public Places [since 2015], the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board [2017], and a member of the Auckland Transport Board Customer Focus Committee.

Our other feature speakers include Dr Rebecca Kiddle, Ludo Campbell-Reid, Justin Lester, Connal Townsend, Nigel McKenna, Christina van Bohemen, Adrienne Young-Cooper, James Lunday and the Hon Phil Twyford, Minister of Housing and Urban Development.

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to Friday 16 February

Be involved in this leading collective discussion on urbanism in New Zealand

Early Bird Registration OPEN NOW! 

Conference sponsors: Wellington City Council, the NZ Urban Design Forum, Jasmax and Isthmus.

 

‘Well-Tempered City’ Author joins our Speakers Program

Jonathan F.P. Rose, author on how to create resilient cities and founder of the Jonathan Rose Companies  will be participating in the speakers program at the 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference. Joining the program line-up from his base in New York, Mr Rose will present on the issues he discusses in his book The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilisations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life in addition to undertaking Q&A with our delegates.

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Jonathan F.P.Rose

 

Mr Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating more environmentally, socially and economically resilient cities. In 1989 he founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning and investment firm, which creates real estate and planning models to address the challenges of the 21st century.

His firm’s work touches on many aspects of community health, working with cities and not-for-profits to build affordable and mixed-income housing, cultural, health and educational infrastructure, and advocates for neighbourhoods to be enriched with parks and open space, mass transit, jobs and healthy food.

The Well-Tempered City won the 2017 PROSE Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher and Mr Rose lectures on affordable housing, community development, smart growth and the environment.

Jonathan F.P. Rose joins our feature speakers Christina van Bohemen, Justin Lester, Connal Townsend, Adrienne Young-Cooper, Nigel McKenna, Ludo Campbell-Reid, Patrick Reynolds, Dr Rebecca Kiddle, James Lunday and the Minister of Housing and Urban Development Hon Phil Twyford.

SAVE on Early Bird Registration OPEN NOW.

Be involved in this leading collective discussion on urbanism. CALL FOR PAPERS submission deadline extended to Friday 16 February.

The 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference gold sponsors are the Wellington City Council and the Urban Design Forum with bronze sponsors Jasmax and Isthmus.