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David Hattam: We Need to Talk about the Value of Design
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David Hattam: We Need to Talk about the Value of Design

By July 24, 2024 0
OP-ED BY DAVID HATTAM Urban issues clearly matter to New Zealanders.  We care about the quality of our towns and cities.  But the level of understanding of what makes a good city is low. Nothing illustrates this better than the
Introducing the Urban Designers Institute Aotearoa (UDIA)
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Introducing the Urban Designers Institute Aotearoa (UDIA)

By July 19, 2024 0
The formal emergence, this week, of the Urban Designers Institute Aotearoa (UDIA) is set to break new ground for urban design professionals – as earlier canvassed at the UrbanismNZ conference held in Auckland in 2023 and after a lengthy gestation. See also:
Housing in the headlines … and Granny Flats
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Housing in the headlines … and Granny Flats

By July 4, 2024 0
As we pass the halfway point of 2024 details of the Coalition Government’s direction setting on a raft of salient fronts for urban design – namely infrastructure, resource management, transport and housing – continue to emerge, piece by piece. Since the policy
Putting people at the heart of our cities
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Putting people at the heart of our cities

By April 15, 2024 0
On the 20th of March, an enthralled audience in Wellington’s St. James Theatre witnessed talks by Salvador Rueda and Janette Sadik-Kahn. It was an urbanist’s dream come true. They represented a gathering of like-minded urbanists—people who live
Fast approaching submission deadline
General Policy Watch

Fast approaching submission deadline

By April 14, 2024 0
The closing date for submissions on the Fast-Track Approvals Bill is this Friday, 19 April 2024. This week a submission response worked on at UDF will be sent to Parliament highlighting major points of concern about the Bill as currently framed, including
A beginners guide to directions our new Government is taking
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A beginners guide to directions our new Government is taking

By March 18, 2024 0
Since signing Coalition agreements the new Government has entered a fast lane on exiting a number of projects and programmes that had been expected to help shape future years of urban design in Aotearoa NZ. Even so, after a change
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