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SCALA Seminar: Neighbourhoods - what are we doing?

Unitec's School of Architecture invites you to bring your lunch and attend this free public seminar.

The Urban Advisory specialises in rethinking our relationship with cities. With a background in architecture and a PhD in urban design, Natalie regularly publishes and speaks about her work across New Zealand. As a doctoral scholar, Natalie’s research was focussed on the relationship between delivering urban intensification in suburbia and maintaining or enhancing the liveability experienced by residents. Natalie now incorporates this expertise into her work with developers, Councils, Government and Community Groups to ensure the delivery of neighbourhoods and not just houses.

Natalie’s talk considers the future of neighbourhoods and some of the key innovations she thinks we will see in future Auckland. This includes a focus on designing for well-being alongside developing and delivering a diverse ecosystem of housing models, tenure types and typologies across the housing spectrum. Drawing from her research and consulting work, Natalie will talk about the changes she is already seeing evidenced in projects throughout New Zealand, including Cohaus in Grey Lynn and the country’s first Property Cooperative, in Katikati. Natalie will explain the challenges facing these projects, and the changes needed within the industry to support these collaborative development models. Most importantly, she will talk about why all this matters and how the built environment profession can be an enabler of positive change.

Image: internal street of an apt building, Hunziker Areal, by Mehr Als Wohnen (Zurich)

Venue: Building 1, Room 2075 (Lecture Theatre 1, level 2), Unitec Institute of Technology, Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert.

Parking available adjacent to Entry 1, around Building 1 or behind Building 12. (Mt Albert campus map, Building 1 map).

CPD Points: NZILA CPD 0.5 points (category 3d). NZRAB CPD 10 pts (register to sign at seminar). ADNZ CPD 2 points. For further seminar information or to join mailing list contact swake@unitec.ac.nz. Work Experience points available for attending BLA students (10).


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