Urban Futures 2020

Planning & designing sustainable, liveable and inclusive towns and cities for today & tomorrow

Event Details
  • Featured speakers
  • Featured presentations
  • Reviewing the RMA

Urban Futures 2020 brings together renowned key stakeholders from across Aotearoa who will showcase innovative approaches, discuss framework conditions and examine potential solutions to the issues facing Aotearoa’s urban centres.

Presentations will explore innovative and sustainable design, planning for the effects of climate change, and to ensure that New Zealanders are at the heart of decision-making processes.

With presentations from: 

NZ Infrastructure Commission | Kāinga Ora | Harrison Grierson | Watercare Services | Tāmaki Regeneration Company | Beca | PwC | RCG | Rockhopper | John Mackay Urban Strategy | Auckland Transport | NZTA | Ola | Morphum Environmental | Landcare Research | BusinessNZ | Orbica | Russell McVeagh | Chapman Tripp | University of Waikato | University of Otago | Massey University | Victoria University

What you will learn

  • Examining the policies and legislation that have been put in place to support urban development
  • Assessing how changing demographic dynamics will influence future planning and designing
  • Harnessing innovative and integrated spatial planning and infrastructure delivery
  • Creating inclusive urban public green spaces and communities that increase wellbeing and quality of life
  • Managing, mitigating and adapting to natural hazards and climate change

Why you should attend

  • Hear and learn from renowned and experienced experts from across New Zealand
  • Understand how to sustainably integrate urban growth, demographic dynamics, housing, and transport
  • Network and share insights with likeminded professionals and peers facing similar challenges

Who should attend

  • Urban Designers, Architects, and City/Town Planners
  • Managers of key urban infrastructure
  • Community and business leaders involved in development initiatives
  • Policy Advisors and Analysts
  • Civil Engineers and Project Managers

















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