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UDF Auckland End of Year Event

A Room with a View - CRL Project visit

  • 14/12/2016 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 688
Aerial view of the CRL Project together with a talk about the project followed by drinks and networking at Mac's Brew Bar, Britomart 122 Quay Street.

Visit the CRL project website a compulsive site for all those keen to know what the new shape of the new Auckland will be.

This event is limited to UDF Financial members only.

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Urban Design Conversations

Ngarara Farms –the development of the first neighbourhood Waimeha

  • 27/07/2017 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 180
Come and hear from Dave Compton Moen from DCM Urban Ltd who will be discussing how to achieve a higher density in greenfield developments against what is perceived as being wanted by the market.

As part of the discussion Dave will also outline some of the other challenges faced in creating a greenfield mixed use village.


Venue: Boffa Miskell, Level 4, Huddart Parker Building, 1 Post Office Square, Wellington
Time: 5pm start for networking drinks, presentation at 5.30pm. Q&A, event close by 6.30pm.
Cost: Free for UDF members, UDF non members $10 or free if you join UDF
CPD: – relevant to your Institute

REGISTER HERE rsvp by 24 July 2017

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Walking Summit 2017

Wellington 28 July 2017

  • 28/07/2017 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 211
The 2017 New Zealand Walking Summit is an exciting opportunity for those involved in transport, health, urban design and local government to explore our theme “how to make New Zealand a world leading walking place”.


The one day programe includes:
•"Why can't we walk" Ben Wooliscroft is our featured speaker to inspire walking champions from across New Zealand
•With September's election looming this is the time to share our agendas with political parties and hear how they will make our towns and cities Walking places
•Break-out sessions to create new opportunities and share best practices
•And a word from the walking world in Australia and the UK, not forgetting our New Zealand panelists. 

28 July 2017 in Wellington all happening in our walking capital.

Urban Design Conversation with Sue Evans

unlocking the potential of social housing & great neighbourhoods

  • 29/08/2017 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 130
Housing New Zealand is New Zealand’s biggest residential land-owner and is delivering a large programme of redevelopment within its Auckland portfolio. 

Sue will talk about:

What are the features of great social housing?

Unlocking the potential of neighbourhoods- working with councils and communities to deliver better urban form

Case studies of medium density and mid rise apartments

Following Sue’s presentation, there’ll be a Q+A session which will broaden the topic to cover the impediments to achieving good apartment developments in Auckland.

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NZIA Seminar Room
Level 5, Zurich House
21 Queen St (Queen Elizabeth Sq)

A Demographic Dividend - or Disruption? The Challenges of Population Growth and Stagnation

Professor Paul Spoonley

  • 3/10/2016 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 367
As New Zealand has emerged from the Global Financial Crisis, the labour market is buoyant, population growth is high and both permanent and temporary migration is at an historic high. But do these conditions represent a temporary state – and are they hiding a population ‘bomb’ (to use the extravagant language of the 1970s)? Certainly, a new New Zealand is emerging with very different demographic – and economic – trajectories for New Zealand’s regions and for the country as a whole. Is immigration the answer? Are we prepared to discuss much less manage ‘smart decline’? Do we moderate the very different growth rates of different parts of the country?

Hear Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, of Massey University, discuss whether the current economic climate in New Zealand is hiding a population 'bomb'; and how to moderate the very different growth rates of different parts of the country.

Russell McVeagh, L30, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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NZIA Euroglass Creative Urban Design Series

Presentation of three outstanding urban design projects

  • 4/10/2016 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Author: Melanie - Host
  • Number of views: 469
Hamish Monk and Dean MacKenzie - Nelson Street Cycleway or #LightPathAKL

John Hardwick Smith and Megan Wraight - The Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. From Design competition to implementation. Open-ended urban conversations.

Toby Lodge and Anthony Charlesworth - Light rail as an agent for change: Experience from Australia and Sydney Light Rail


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