Na tatau i whatu te tukutuku, he tumatakahuki ta te iwi.
The tukutuku was woven by us, but the people bind it together.
The 2019 NZPI Conference 'Weaving the Strands' is designed to inspire, influence, inform and raise awareness of the challenges facing planners today. During the conference we will highlight how water quality and coastal hazards will influence future planning and development.
NZPI seeks speakers for the 2019 Conference, to weave together the strands of planning, opening the mind to new possibilities for our people and environment.
Planning is a discipline that challenges us to create a fabric from diverse, and often competing, issues and interests. The provincial setting of Napier City, Hawke’s Bay – a region experiencing change on many levels and in many areas of planning – provides the inspiration for the conference’s streams: natural resources, settlements, practice and theory, climate change, and the future of planning. Across these streams will run the threads of leadership, integration and collaboration, Maori and indigenous planning, technology and science, and culture.
Next year’s conference offers you the opportunity to inspire the planning community by demonstrating your innovative ideas and approaches, and share your learning experiences. We want to hear from all planners, and those involved in planning, from across New Zealand and beyond – from planners just starting out to those in the twilight of their career, and everyone between. Emerging planners, this is an opportunity to come forward with your ideas about how planning can inspire, and how existing and new processes can be more innovative. For established planners, share how we can learn from our successes and failures, and how planning can weave the strands to respond to the challenges we face to create a sustainable future.
Abstracts must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm, 31 August 2018.