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  • 2/12/2016 7:00 a.m. - 2/12/2017 12:30 a.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 734

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IPENZ Transportation Group Conference 2017

Safe Sustainable Future - Distinction Hotel Hamilton

  • 29/03/2017 - 31/03/2017
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 590

The topic for this year’s conference is “Safe Sustainable Future” which will encourage debate and papers in this area.

Safety is at the forefront of our industry and political agenda, so how are we doing? There are a number of challenges in the future that will require different and innovative approaches to maintain a downward trend in casualties and reduce risks to road users.  How will we manage the risks associated with emerging technologies and what do we need to be doing now to plan for that transition?

In relation to sustainable future the there is an endless possibility of interesting topics and questions that can be discussed. For example:

- New Zealand is a nation constantly on the move and our continued hunger for transport mobility appears insatiable, but, how long can we keep doing this?
- What happens when traditional fuels are exhausted or become unaffordable?
- We are seeing new technologies creeping into our transport system but when will they become mainstream and will we be ready?

The 2017 conference will examine these issues and look at ways we can respond through a programme filled with original presentation and lively debate.

NZPI 2017 Annual Conference

Changing Places

  • 4/04/2017 8:30 a.m. - 7/04/2017 5:00 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 707
Natural and built environments provide the setting and backdrop by which we live our daily lives, impacting on our emotions and senses, and our sense of community and identity. 
This year’s NZPI Conference, Changing Places, looks at the merging relationship between the built and the natural environment, and how we integrate the multi-purpose design of our urban spaces with the requirements of the ‘us’ that is you and me. Changing Places will be hosted in Wellington, which will pick up on the theme of its location being that of our
central government, as well as the focus of the RMA reforms changing the planning landscape.
Be a part of the change: Each year the conference draws planning leaders, Iwi, and practitioners from local government, universities, and consultancies, into a forward focused, expansive discourse on the challenges and opportunities ahead in relationship to planning best practice and implementation.

Conference Website

We’d like you to be a part of the change.

TSB Arena, Wellington, Wellington

2017 Firth NZILA Conference

Small Urban Conference

  • 5/04/2017 9:00 a.m. - 7/04/2017 5:00 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 681

A beach. Three houses. A road. A valley. The local park. Subdivisions. Schools. Apartments, plazas, waterfronts.

In the era of the global, consumption and land prices and mass transit and starchitecture make big cities bigger. Small urban offers a compelling alternative, a resistance to the globalizing trend a mindset that connects the local to the global, especially in Aotearoa New Zealand with its network of small urban landscapes. Networks of the small urban in cities, towns and villages offer a refreshing sensibility for a challenging future.

Join us in Wellington in 2017 for a conversation on the Small Urban.


The 2017 NZILA Conference will be held at Wellington's Embassy Theatre.  

The event will include the Resene NZILA Pride of Place Landscape Architecture Awards function.

Conference Website

Developing Northern Australia Conference 2017

Progress, Growth and Investment

  • 19/06/2017 9:00 a.m. - 20/06/2017 5:00 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 437

Topics to be presented and discussed include land and water; food and agribusiness; forestry; resources and energy; tourism and hospitality; international education; healthcare and medical research; infrastructure; workforce opportunities; indigenous-led northern development; and developing strategic links as the Gateway to Asia.

Abstracts Close: Monday 6 March 2017

Pullman Cairns International

10th Making Cities Liveable Conference

precedes 2017 Safe Cities Conference

  • 10/07/2017 - 11/07/2017
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 13
The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference is a platform for government, academic and industry professionals to discuss public health, sustainability, natural resource management, transport, climate change, urban design, bio security and more.

The conference will be held at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane on Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th July 2017. The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference will be followed by the Safe Cities Conference on Wednesday 12th July 2017 in acknowledgement of the release of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals “make cities inclusive, safe and resilient”.

The conference will be celebrating its’ 10th anniversary.  Over the ten years there has been over 3000 delegates attend, engaging with 450 presenters to examine the challenges and opportunities in building liveable and healthy cities.  

This years’ theme “Collaborate, Innovate, Mitigate and Connect” will examine some evolving topics including;

The New Urban Agenda
Community Participation and Social Development
The Liveable Neighbourhood – Placemaking
Responsible Resource Management – Bringing Nature Back
Showcasing Regional Liveable Cities and Centres
Heritage Infrastructure and Liveable Cities

There will be 12 Featured Speakers along with 60 expert presentations including concurrent sessions, case studies, study tours and posters.

10th Making Cities Liveable Conference

10-11 July 2017

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

23 Leichhardt St, Brisbane City QLD 4000


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