There is a conversation that has been missing in New Zealand – discussion which inform our urban settlements is not being collectively debated.
The 2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference is an outcome driven event focusing on shaping New Zealand’s cities and places by identifying the key issues. To join the discussion that forms the basis of an issues paper to be presented to our national decision makers, submit your abstract for consideration by the conference advisory committee.
Issues to be discussed include questions around the economic drivers that shape cities and towns; how are they managed through New Zealand’s central government and local authorities; influence of planning regimes; resilience within community; role of urban design; residential supply and demand; effect of city leadership philosophy as well as policy; urban ecology; identity and heritage; development and delivery; how are infrastructure systems such as transport and utilities shaping settlement patterns; and is the quality of building, places and architecture important.
Feature speakers include Urban Design Champion for Auckland – Ludo Campbell-Reid; Mayor of Wellington City – Justin Lester; NZIA President – Christina van Bohemen; Chief Executive Property Council NZ – Connal Townsend; Urban Designer Regenerate Christchurch – James Lunday; and Urban Advocate – Patrick Reynolds.