Great cities have vibrant city centres – how can we create a vibrant, safe and successful city for people to live, work, play and learn?
New Zealand’s urban centres are facing unprecedented pressure from strong population growth, changing preferences, and aging population. Tauranga is a prime example of this, having grown from a small coastal town into New Zealand’s 5th largest city in the last half century. Despite its growth, Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s smallest local authorities in terms of land area which reinforces the need to use the land and resources available to us carefully.
Great cities have vibrant city centres – how can we create a vibrant, safe and successful city for people to live, work, play and learn? And how can we recognise the importance of environmental, cultural and heritage values in urban development?
Join the NZ Institute of Architects and our partners as we explore urban growth strategies and placemaking in our Urban Te Papa with:
Urban designer & policy planner Carl Lucca (Tauranga City Centre) will focus on the importance of facilitating diversity and choice in our urban environments, and how TCC’s current programme for supporting growth along the Te Papa peninsula will assist to enable these outcomes as change occurs.
Tangata whenua perspective – Buddy Mikaere will speak about his vision for growth within our urban communities.
Urban Planner Craig Batchelar (Boffa Miskell) will give his views on how current urban planning should be influenced by longer term thinking, looking out over the next 30 to 50 years.
Architect Grant Armstrong (Ignite Architects) will talk through city living and the role of mixed use developments.
Date and Time
Thursday 26 September 2019
5.15 pm – 8 pm
University of Waikato – Tauranga Campus
101 Durham Street
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty 3110