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Resource management legislation introduced to Parliament
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Resource management legislation introduced to Parliament

By November 16, 2022 0
The reform of Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management system reached a significant milestone with new legislation introduced to Parliament yesterday. A set of links to information and headlines on this follow. Natural and Built Environmental Bill – link here. Spatial
UDF supports inaugural GRAPPLE event in October 2022
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UDF supports inaugural GRAPPLE event in October 2022

By October 26, 2022 2
Given the scenario of living in a world where major flood events happen on an even more frequent basis, because of climate change, the questions facing us about what we can invent, create or adapt towards meeting that challenge are
Growing Sustainably Together – The Future Communities of Uptown
Auckland

Growing Sustainably Together – The Future Communities of Uptown

By October 21, 2022 2
Major precinct-level urban developments like the Maungawhau City Rail Link development in Auckland present many opportunities and risks for the communities they are impacting. It’s important that Urban Designers are making good decisions for the future of the community,
State of Australasian Cities Conference heads south to Wellington
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State of Australasian Cities Conference heads south to Wellington

By October 16, 2022 0
For the first time in its 20-year history, the State of Australasian Cities Conference will be held in Aotearoa New Zealand next year. Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is hosting the annual urban research conference, which will take
Aotearoa focus in UK journal – call for articles
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Aotearoa focus in UK journal – call for articles

By August 23, 2022 0
The UK based Urban Design Group is putting together an Australia and New Zealand focused Journal in 2023 and is calling for articles. This is a great opportunity to share the good work we are doing downunder to a northern hemisphere
MfE Releases its National Medium Density Design Guide
RMA Reform

MfE Releases its National Medium Density Design Guide

By June 7, 2022 0
The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act was enacted in December 2021. This introduced the Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS), which are aimed at increasing housing supply and choice across our largest urban areas by enabling the
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