Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


A glimpse into NZ’s future at planning conference launch

NZPI MEDIA RELEASE

4 August 2014

A glimpse into NZ’s future at planning conference launch

Insights into a world first for planning are to be delivered on Wednesday at the award winning Auckland Art Gallery, with proceedings set to be a precursor for the New Zealand Planning Institute’s (NZPI) 2015 Conference.

The Auckland based 2015 conference will challenge planners to reflect on the lessons from the past and consider how they can use technology to help shape the future of the profession and the communities they work with. The 2015 conference is open to a wide audience in a bid to engage all communities interested in planning for our future.

The launch has a line up of speakers reflecting the conference theme “Back to the Future” and includes Mayor Len Brown, ‘AK2: The Coming of Age of a New Auckland’ author James Hurman, Adrienne Young Cooper, involved in some of NZ most controversial planning projects including as deputy chair of Housing New Zealand and Waterfront Auckland and chair of Hobsonville Land Company, and Kiwi innovation expert Roger Dennis, who founded Christchurch’s Sensing City project.

Mr Dennis will provide insights into the future of planning when he discusses the Sensing City project, which he describes as New Zealand’s largest ever infrastructure project with the potential to directly impact planning futures.

“As the heart of Christchurch is rebuilt we are integrating a network of digital sensors into every piece of physical infrastructure. The sensors will be able to measure anything in real time – traffic flow, water and air pollution, resource use – and we will be able to understand how a city works using real time data,” he says.

NZPI CEO Susan Houston says presentations from Mr Dennis and the other speakers at this week’s launch event will be a taste of things to come at the national conference in April 2015.

“Planning is at a new threshold and Back to the Future in Auckland in 2015 will bring together the brightest of minds from across the spectrum in an international forum,” she says.

Ms Houston says the 2015 conference will focus on the legacies and lessons learned from past generations, while seeking a better understanding of the opportunities offered by technology into the future.

“It is fitting that in 2015, when we commemorate the struggles that helped shape our nation, the national planning conference will offer a timely opportunity to reflect on planning conversations occurring around New Zealand and the globe and what the future offers,” she says.

The conference will take place in Auckland from 14-17 April 2015 and is expected to attract more than 800 national and international delegates.

NZPI is inviting members and non-members alike to get involved in the conference by attending the launch. Industry leaders, representatives of iwi, business managers, technical specialists, planners, peers from allied professions, those working in local government, environmental advocates, scientists, researchers, academics and tertiary students are all invited to attend Back to the Future 2015.

NZPI is also calling for papers for its 2015 conference. For more information please visit www.planning.org.nz.

ENDS

New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI)

The NZPI is the voice of planning in New Zealand. It is the professional organisation representing this country’s planners, resource managers, urban designers, and environmental practitioners. Planners have a critical role in shaping New Zealand’s future by helping to develop solutions to key issues, such as population growth, infrastructure needs, pressure on natural resources and environments, demographic change and transport. For more information visit www.planning.org.nz.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Company Results: Air NZ Rides The Tourism Boom With Record Full-Year Earnings

Air New Zealand has ridden the tourism boom and staved off increased competition to deliver the best full-year earnings in its 76-year history. More>>

ALSO:

New PGP: Sheep Milk Industry Gets $12.6M Crown Funding

The Sheep - Horizon Three programme aims to develop "a market driven, end-to-end value chain generating annual revenues of between $200 million and $700 million by 2030," according to a joint statement. More>>

ALSO:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50 cents to $4.75 per kgMS. When combined with the forecast earnings per share range for the 2017 financial year of 50 to 60 cents, the total payout available to farmers in the current season is forecast to be $5.25 to $5.35 before retentions. More>>

ALSO:

Keep Digging: Seabed Ironsands Miner TransTasman Tries Again

The first company to attempt to gain a resource consent to mine ironsands from the ocean floor in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone has lodged a new application containing fresh scientific and other evidence it hopes will persuade regulators after their initial application was turned down in 2014. More>>

Wool Pulled: Duvets Sold As ‘Premium Alpaca’ Mostly Sheep’s Wool

Rotorua business Budge Collection Limited (Budge) and sole director, Sun Dong Kim, were convicted and fined a total of $71,250 in Auckland District Court after each pleading guilty to four charges of misrepresenting how much alpaca fibre was in their duvets. More>>

Reserve Bank: Labour Calls For Monetary Policy To Expand Goals

Labour's comments follow a speech today by RBNZ governor Graeme Wheeler in which Wheeler sought to answer critics who variously say he should stop lowering interest rates, lower them faster, or that inflation-targeting should no longer be the primary goal of the central bank's activities. More>>

ALSO:

BSA Extension And Sunday Morning Ads: Digital Convergence Bill Captures Online Content

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the Government’s plans to update the Broadcasting Act to better reflect today’s converged market... The Government considered four areas as part of its review into content regulation: classification requirements, advertising restrictions, election programming and contestable funding. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news