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2017 NZPI conference


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Landscape architect Elizabeth Mossop.

Landscape architect Elizabeth Mossop.

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Urban futurist and former Lord Mayor of Adelaide Stephen Yarwood.

Urban futurist and former Lord Mayor of Adelaide Stephen Yarwood.

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The 2017 New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) conference, Changing Places, looks at the merging relationship between the built and the natural environment, and how we integrate the multi-purpose design of our urban spaces with the requirements of the ‘us’ that is you and me.

Changing Places will take place at the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington and will run 4–7 April 2017.

More than 500 delegates are expected to attend, including industry leaders, iwi, resource managers, urban designers, scientists, environmental advocates and local and central government.

Issues around Resource Management Act reforms, urban development and natural hazards will be among those addressed at the conference. Water management, living-roof urbanism, Māori participation in Resource Management processes, compact cities, transport and rural issues will also be on the agenda.

Speakers at the event include Environment Minister Nick Smith, leading economist and media commentator Shamubeel Eaqub, urban futurist Stephen Yarwood, landscape architect Professor Elizabeth Mossop and Environment Court judges John Hassan and David Kirkpatrick.

For more information, see the NZPI Conference website.

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