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.

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.


NZIA President to speak at Urbanism NZ

Christina van Bohemen

Christina van Bohemen

is a director of Sills van Bohemen, the Auckland architecture practice she founded in 2001 with Aaron Sills.
The practice has built a reputation for its urban design practice and has undertaken master planning, parks and streetscape design, and written design guidelines and best practice manuals. Prior to the Unitary Plan, the practice was engaged in studies and consultation associated with plan changes to achieve increased density, particularly in and around Takapuna. Christina was part of the volunteer effort that contributed to early work on the Auckland plan and contributed to the submission process during the Unitary Plan hearings by NZIA, UDF and GenZero.
Until recently Christina was chair of the Auckland Urban Design Panel that she was appointed to in 2010 and has also chaired a number of specialist urban design panels including Hobsonville.
Christina has been an active member of the NZIA throughout her career, having served at local branch level and on the NZIA Council. She was a member of the New Zealand Registered Architects Board from 2010-16.

Joining Christina at the 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference is 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 is sponsored by the Wellington City Council and the Urban Design Forum with bronze sponsors Jasmax and Isthmus.

Meet our speaker Dr Rebecca Kiddle

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 havinRebecca Kiddle Dirg 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 14 – 15 May 2018.

Opening the conference in Wellington is Hon Phil Twyford, Minister of Housing and Urban Development. Registration for Early Bird open now.

Join the conversation. Abstract submissions close Friday 9 February.

The 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference is sponsored by the Wellington City Council, the NZ Urban Design Forum and Jasmax.