Auckland is reining in suburban sprawl and intensifying residential development under the Unitary Plan. Much of this is guided by the Council’s Planning Committee.
The Planning Committee, 'guides the physical development and growth of Auckland and focuses on land use planning, housing and the appropriate provision of infrastructure and strategic projects'.
Chair, Councillor Chris Darby, will discuss the committee's work and vision. Elected from North Shore ward, this is his second term as an Auckland councillor.
Described as a passionate environmentalist who knows the place of enterprise, Cr Darby is focussed on public and active transport, quality urban design and placemaking, and climate change. Prior to elected office, Cr Darby was involved in property development, with a 2004 project receiving NZIA’s Supreme Award for residential architecture. He remains a keen enthusiast for architecture, especially within public places and buildings.
School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland
Venue: Engineering Lecture Theatre 401:439, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland