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Ngarara Farms –the development of the first neighbourhood Waimeha

  • 27/07/2017 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 84
Come and hear from Dave Compton Moen from DCM Urban Ltd who will be discussing how to achieve a higher density in greenfield developments against what is perceived as being wanted by the market.

As part of the discussion Dave will also outline some of the other challenges faced in creating a greenfield mixed use village.


Venue: Boffa Miskell, Level 4, Huddart Parker Building, 1 Post Office Square, Wellington
Time: 5pm start for networking drinks, presentation at 5.30pm. Q&A, event close by 6.30pm.
Cost: Free for UDF members, UDF non members $10 or free if you join UDF
CPD: – relevant to your Institute

REGISTER HERE rsvp by 24 July 2017

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Walking Summit 2017

Wellington 28 July 2017

  • 28/07/2017 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 111
The 2017 New Zealand Walking Summit is an exciting opportunity for those involved in transport, health, urban design and local government to explore our theme “how to make New Zealand a world leading walking place”.


The one day programe includes:
•"Why can't we walk" Ben Wooliscroft is our featured speaker to inspire walking champions from across New Zealand
•With September's election looming this is the time to share our agendas with political parties and hear how they will make our towns and cities Walking places
•Break-out sessions to create new opportunities and share best practices
•And a word from the walking world in Australia and the UK, not forgetting our New Zealand panelists. 

28 July 2017 in Wellington all happening in our walking capital.

Auckland Conversations

archived presentations

  • 2/12/2016 7:00 a.m. - 2/12/2017 12:30 a.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 1314

Click here to listen to previous Auckland Conversations

Collaborate Better

A 2-day collaborative fitness workshop for the urban development sector

  • 12/09/2017 - 13/09/2017
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 78

In this 2-day workshop we’ll explore how to structure, undertake and understand collaboration. You’ll be participating with a diversity of peers from your sector to give focus to your collaborative practice.

Day One poses the crucial questions:

Do you need to collaborate? Systems thinking
Do you want to collaborate? Mindsets
What is your capacity to collaborate? Collaborative fitness
How do we collaborate? The structure of collaboration

Day Two gives participants opportunities to practice, apply and test your new skills and insights to your particular dilemmas.

Sector focus in a residential format:
Staying overnight at the workshop ensures the time and space for participants to reflect and learn together. With all participants coming from the urban development sector there is a common focus and possibilities for new understandings and networks.


Raise your collaborative fitness to work more effectively with others
Get the skills to make your time and effort count
Embed your new knowledge through training with others active in urban development

Venue: Bella Rakha is set in 32 acres of park-like grounds and native bush in Oratia, West Auckland.

More information and to register visit:

12 and 13 September 2017 


1 and 2 November 2017

Liveable RMLA Conference

  • 21/09/2017 - 23/09/2017
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 384
Liveability: the sum of factors that comprise a community’s quality of life. A place fit to live – our towns, regions, cities, country and our world.

Our built and natural environments; economic prosperity; housing; social equity; personal safety; cultural wellbeing; infrastructure and public transport; entertainment and recreation. All of these factors are the outcome of good resource management practice. Looking forward, how can resource management be better leveraged to enhance New Zealand’s liveability?

Liveability provides an increasingly important gauge of the ‘health’ of our cities and regions. Auckland continues to be identified as one of the most liveable cities in the world, but what does this really mean for all New Zealanders, particularly when we continue to face challenges with housing, infrastructure delivery, public transport and economic growth?

While Auckland’s performance in the international arena is vital, equally important is the role all our regions and cities play. If we are not there yet, what’s the best route ahead?


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Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress

GEARING UP - rethinking our communities for the future

  • 17/10/2017 - 20/10/2017
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 404
Key themes

The theme of this year's congress is "GEARING UP - rethinking our communities for the future". We invite you to submit abstracts based on the congress theme and the sub themes:

Places for people (liveability, social issues, urban design)
Smart systems (technology, travel mode integration, network optimisation)
Bikenomics (tourism, economic development, cycleway costs/benefits)
Bikes for healthy lifestyles (health, environment, safety)



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