Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Planning students’ design for garden city wins award

Planning students’ design for garden city wins award

Two Urban Planning students from The University of Auckland have won a prize at the prestigious International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP) Congress, held in London last week. The IFHP is celebrating its centenary year and a highlight of their celebrations was an international student competition.

Ying Liu and Yuqing Zhou, who are both fourth-year Bachelor of Planning students at the School of Architecture and Planning were awarded one of three prizes for their entry based on the theme Garden Cities for Tomorrow-reinterpreting Garden City principles for the challenges of the 21st Century.

Ying and Yuqing’s entry focused on retrofitting Mangere. Their work updated Garden City principles to include visionary responses to the 21st century challenges of climate change; social justice; delivering healthy places whilst responding to demographic pressures; and the transformation to a green economy.

Three other Urban Planning student teams from The University of Auckland also made it though to the finals, having been judged to be in the top 15 entries from around the world. The work of all four Auckland teams was on show during the IFHP Congress. The only other university with multiple teams in the top 15 was University College London, with three teams.

“It is a tremendous achievement by our Urban Planning students. Ying and Yuqing’s placing amongst the top three prize winners is tremendous. Having four teams placed in the top 15 finalists shows the calibre of our urban planning programme, staff and students” says Dr Elizabeth Aitken Rose, Head of School of Architecture and Planning.

Ying Liu and Yuquing Zhou both flew to the UK to accept their award at a ceremony held at the University College in London.

The IFHP Centenary Congress was dedicated to cities and human settlement issues. The Congress’s overall theme A tomorrow for cities - for people, by people, was attended by more than 800 delegates from the built environment profession, including practitioners, policy makers, academics and students, from across the globe.

The University of Auckland’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries comprises the School of Architecture and Planning, Elam School of Fine Arts, the Centre for Art Studies, the School of Music and the Dance Studies Programme.


Ying Liu and Yuqing Zhou with Richard Weaver (from the IFHP) accepting their award at the IFHP Congress in London.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Orson Welles' Masterpiece - 'Chimes At Midnight'

Never widely distributed in the US, but Welles' own personal favorite and hugely influential on directors as diverse as Kenneth Branagh and Mel Gibson, a restored 50th anniversary print has now reached the New Zealand Film Festival. More>>

Off To Leeds: Wellington’s Local Naked Girl Spreads Her Wings

Wellington born, bred and based live artist Virginia Kennard, self confessed “local naked girl”, has earned a place on the MA in Performance programme at Leeds Beckett University and flies away in 2 months time. More>>

Free Diving: William Trubridge Breaks World Record

With just a single breath, New Zealand free diver William Trubridge has successfully broken his own unassisted free dive world record of 101 metres. More>>

ALSO:

RLWC 2017 Draw: New Zealand Set For A Festival Of Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League fans will have the chance to see the Kiwis in action against the best in the Pacific region for the Rugby League World Cup 2017, as announced today at the Official Tournament Draw. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Pokemon News: Magical Park A Safer Augmented Reality For Younger Audiences

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary. More>>

'Erroneous': Pokemon App Makers On Huge Privacy Flaw

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news