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UDF Auckland end of year Urban Conversation

Freyberg Place & Ellen Melville Centre - The Insiders’ View

  • 4/12/2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 633
UDF Auckland end of year Urban Conversation
Walk and Talk of Freyberg Place and Ellen Melville Centre

Here from those ‘from the inside’ the professionals who made the revitalisation of this unique urban space happen.

Sarah Bishop, landscape architect Isthmus
Nick Lawson, architect Stevens Lawson Architects
John Reynolds, artist
Lisa Spasić,  DPO Auckland Council

5:30pm meet at Freyberg Place café canopy area

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RSVP here by 1 Dec please

UDF Wgtn End of Year Conversation


  • 7/12/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 843
UDF Wgtn End of Year Conversation
This project is a collaboration between Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt City Council and NZ Transport Agency.

It involves 3km of river through the heart of Hutt City and the preliminary concept design has it all – new flood protection that considers climate change implications, an extensive new city centre residential development with promenade along the river, two new bridges across the river, a river park including wetlands and in-river ecological enhancements, improved city rail connectivity and SH2 intersection options.

Come along to hear from the project’s urban design, flood management, transport and environmental design leaders and discussion about this significant regional project and the issues the process and design has encountered.

This event will be of interest to engineers, urban designers, landscape architects, architects, planners, social scientists and ecologists.

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2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference

Joining the Dots, 14-15 May 2018,Wellington

  • 14/05/2018 - 15/05/2018
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 3796
2018 Urbanism New Zealand Conference

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.

Visit Urbanism New Zealand Conference website for all information

Registration - special rate for UDF Members (join UDF here)

Urbanism NZ event primed to provoke - author Stephen Olsen, published ArchitectureNow 06April18

Auckland Conversations with Dr Matts-Åke Belin

Vision Zero - Safe Streets for Auckland

  • 15/11/2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 346
World renowned road safety strategist Matts-Åke Belin advises the mayor of New York, the UN and the US government on Vision Zero. 

Vision Zero is an approach to road safety that can be summarised in one sentence: no loss of life on the roads is acceptable. It began in Sweden and has grown into a global movement. Well known Vision Zero cities include New York, London, Toronto, Seattle and Portland. 
Along with growth and congestion, Auckland is facing a growing road safety challenge, with road deaths and serious injuries climbing significantly faster than population growth.

Road deaths and serious injuries cost an estimated $1.3 billion a year in social costs, which is also the estimated economic cost of congestion each year.
Is there a way through to create safe, more productive roads at the same time? 
Dr Belin will explore why Vision Zero works and what Vision Zero in Auckland could look like. He will share proven road design and engineering solutions that make roads safer and more productive


Lower NZI, Aotea Centre, Auckland City

Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz

Enduring Gifts / Visionary Landscapes

  • 22/11/2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 431
A discussion of public parks and the legacy of private philanthropy with Thomas Woltz

RSVP by 16 November 2017 to

Lecture Auditorium
Level 2
Auckland Museum

Better Performance. Better Buildings. The Launch of Green Star Performance.

Official launch by New Zealand Green Building Council

  • 29/11/2017 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 497
This event will see the launch of a ground-breaking product, transforming New Zealand buildings for the better. And it’s a big deal.

On this day, the New Zealand Green Building Council will officially launch an innovative mechanism which will, for the very first time, allow a comprehensive, independent environmental and efficiency verification of New Zealand’s existing buildings.

The tool, called Green Star Performance, will be unveiled at a special event in Auckland, featuring speakers from leading businesses and property organisations.


visit website for registration and programme information


Beca Auditorium
21 Pitt Street



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