2018 Urbanism New Zealand is an outcome driven conference focusing on shaping New Zealand’s cities and places by identifying the key issues – connecting the dots to bring about change.
The Conference will include ten feature speakers, a specialist panel of sector leaders and up to 40 concurrent session presentations over the two days.
Topics to be discussed include live, move, community and identity, heart centre, design, develop and delivery involving issues including questions around the economic drivers that shape cities and towns; influence of planning regimes; community resilience; urban ecology; how infrastructure systems such as transport and utilities are shaping settlement patterns; and is the quality of building, places and architecture important.
The major sponsors of the conference are the Wellington City Council and the NZ Urban Design Forum.
Media Release - December 2017
Early Bird registration closes 9 April 2018 - special rate for UDF Members (join UDF here)
Programme (as at 5 March 2018)
LIVE: are we providing the right type of housing in the right place including housing affordability, residential supply and demand, social cohesion, urban ecology and case studies.
MOVE: providing the right balance of movement systems, focusing on the walking city, sustainable transport solutions, Transit Orientated Design, benefits of cycling, infrastructure requirements.
COMMUNITY and IDENTITY: creating healthy and thriving communities including liveability from an iwi perspective, role of heritage and sense of place, role of local government and Designing Out Crime.
HEART CENTRE: Understanding the impact of planning policy with respect to our town and city centres, can a city survive without a centre and lessons learnt from Christchurch’s regeneration.
DESIGN: role of urban design in New Zealand’s development, urban design value, improving urban outcomes, refreshing the Urban Design Protocol.
DEVELOP and DELIVERY: economic drivers that shape cities and towns, infrastructure and its effort on settlement patterns, escalating construction costs, financial parameters and alternative models.
NEW ZEALAND: case studies regarding specific issues around the nation.
INTERNATIONAL: case studies that challenge conventional thinking.
Ludo Campbell-Reid: Urban Design Champion for Auckland
Connal Townsend: Chief Executive, NZ Property Council
Adrienne Young-Cooper: Chairman of the Board, Housing NZ Corporation
Justin Lester: Mayor, Wellington City
James Lunday: Urban Designer, Regenerate Christchurch
Nigel McKenna: Development Director, Development Advisory Services Limited
Patrick Reynolds: Urban Advocate
Christina van Bohemen: President NZIA
Further keynote speakers including international speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.
CONFERENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Gerald Blunt, Design Manager Build Wellington, Wellington City Council.
Alistair Ray, Head of Urban Design at Jasmax
Ceciel DelaRue, Team Leader Urban Design, Christchurch City Council
Hayley Fitchett, Manager, Masterplanning and Urban Design, HLC NZ
Chris Simpson, Corporate Strategy Consultant
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