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Urban Form and Sustainability

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  • Wed 11 May ’16, 12:00pm – 1:00pm


City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

At a time of rising house prices in New Zealand's main urban areas, how can cities respond sustainably to what people want? This seminar explores city residents' appetite for more compact (intensified) cities, and how this might be advanced, using case studies from Wellington and Porirua.

Associate Professor Ralph Chapman introduces a body of research on compact versus dispersed development, one of the nine strands of the Resilient Urban Futures programme, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Pattern Reid will speak about her research on planning of the northern growth area in Porirua and the consideration given to the integration of urban form and transport in strategic spatial planning.

Nadine Dodge will present her work on Wellington’s planning rules and people’s preferences for accessibility, density and other housing and neighbourhood features, as well as the scope for lower carbon emissions development in Wellington city. To give a local perspective we will hear from Peter Matich from Porirua City Council and David Mitchell from Wellington City Council.

This event will be held at the Adam Auditorium, ground floor.

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