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Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture

Opening and Panel Discussion 2 March: exhibition until 21 March

  • 2/03/2018 5:00 PM - 21/03/2018 5:00 PM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 532
Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture
Exhibition March 2-21 2018
Opening + Panel Discussion March 2, 5PM



VUW Faculty of Architecture and Design Atrium
139 Vivian Street Te Aro 6011

EcoDesign Advisor Conference

  • 20/03/2018 9:00 AM - 21/03/2018 5:00 PM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 412
Eco Design Advisors are a council-based service which provides free, personalised and independent advice on how to improve the performance of homes.    The conference's programme includes research, policy and on-the-ground experience to shed light on how we can make New Zealand's homes healthier.


Conference link:

Dates: Tuesday 20 March - Wednesday 21 March 2018
Registration fees:
             Day 1: $175.00
             Day 2: $175.00
             Both days: $300.00

Venue: CQ Hotels, Wellington

*** Discounts available to council staff, certified Home Performance Advisors and tertiary students.  Please contact for more information


Breakfast with Stuart Moseley

CEO of Victoria Planning Authority

  • 23/03/2018 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 405
Breakfast with Stuart Moseley
In partnership with Christchurch City Council, the Canterbury-Westland Branch of NZPI has supported Stuart’s visit to Christchurch. 

Stuart is in New Zealand as a keynote speaker at NZPI’s Annual Conference. 
Stuart’s presentation will cover his experience of planning for urban growth in the context of an urban development authority, and the implementation challenges of this including (but not limited to); economic instruments, system reforms, and governance and institutional arrangements. 

This is a great opportunity to hear from one of our neighbours across the ditch as how they seek to enhance and enrich urban environments by taking advantage of the opportunity to rethink, redesign or better their environment. Something for Christchurch to consider as we progress on our regeneration journey.

Location: The Piano (156 Armagh St, Central City)
Cost:    $50 NZPI members
            $60 Non-NZPI members
Secure your ticket to this breakfast and presentation:


Community participation in city-making

Free public lecture

  • 16/04/2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 411
Community participation in city-making


DL – D Block Lecture Theatre,
Ara, 60 Madras St

There is a lot of interest in Christchurch in how communities can be more and better involved in helping revive and remake public spaces, buildings and parks. So how can we facilitate community participation in public space and architecture projects?

In this free and public lecture, Joan Raun Nielsen and Sofie Willems, award-winning architects from Spektrum Architects (Denmark), present their approach to co-creation and participatory practice, and share some of their superb projects with us.

They have worked with a broad range of people, including communities with very limited budgets, and have achieved stunning results through the use of community consultation. Regardless of land ownership or who the client is – be it public, community or private or a mixture – their practice is applicable to a wide range of situations and to a variety of people.

This lecture has been made possible with the support of Boffa Miskell, the Canterbury branch of the NZIA, Firth and Mark Herring Lighting/WE-EF.

Our accommodation partner is the BreakFree on Cashel. Thanks to Ara for the venue.The NZILA Canterbury Westland Branch has also supported this event.

Nielsen and Willems will be also speaking at the 2018 NZILA Firth Conference taking place in Auckland. 

Urban Design Conversation with Tamara Bozovic of NZTA

  • 17/04/2018 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 391
Urban Design Conversation with Tamara Bozovic of NZTA
Tamara has recently completed a study trip to Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.  She will discuss these cities’ similarities with New Zealand and their recent successes on topics that are hot for us now, such as accommodating growth while increasing liveability, improving the public realm or revitalizing urban centres.

We’ll delve into the integration between the transport systems with the urban development, and the ways it was achieved to successfully trigger good reactions in the urban metabolism. 

This is a Free event for UDF and NZIA UIG Members

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Women in Urbanism Aotearoa

Breakfast to establish the Chch chapter

  • 24/05/2018 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Author: Editor
  • Number of views: 262

You are invited to come along to a breakfast catch up to meet others who are keen to develop the Christchurch Chapter of the Women in Urbanism Aotearoa

 Women in Urbanism Aotearoa’s mission is to transform our towns and cities into more beautiful, inspiring and inclusive places for everyone. We do this by amplifying the voices and actions of all self-identifying women and girls.

 Westend Stories café - Pink Ribbon Breakfast  

RSVP by Monday 21 May to

If you are keen to join the Women in Urbanism Facebook Group to keep updated with the group in general, follow this link:

And if you want to know more about the Christchurch gathering of awesome women doing great things for our cities and towns, email



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