At this inaugural event, The Sustainability Society took great pleasure in awarding life membership to four of members: David A. Thom, John Duder, Norm Firth and Dr John Peet.
Friday Forum #35 – Visions of a Liveable City
Date: 8th March 2013
Time: 9am – noon
What: Visions of a Liveable City
Presenters Dr. Ir. Ron McDowall, Dr. Niki Harre and Geoff Cooper gave their different perspectives on what a liveable Auckland would really look like and what is critical to consider in developing a roadmap towards developing liveability.
Where: WA Conference centre (WA224), Auckland University of Technology City Campus, Main entrance 3, 55 Wellesley Street East
We acknowledge AUT in its support for this event through providing us a venue.
In partnership with Morphum Environmental, The Sustainability brings Sara Parkin OBE Founder of Forum for the Future UK to New Zealand for a series of talks.
Sara is well known in the UK as a business leader and change agent and we are delighted she will share her knowledge and expertise with us.
Wednesday 28 November
Evening cocktails and lecture in association with Auckland Conversations at the University of Auckland.
Sustainability Literate Leadership presentation (13.2MB PDF)
Sustainability Literate Leadership
Over the last 40 years unsustainable trends – environmental, social and economic – have worsened. Why is this so and what has to happen to shift the momentum? Some answers to both questions are proposed. The main part of the lecture, however, concentrates on how change to a more sustainable – and therefore resilient – way of life may be accelerated. No prescription is offered; instead innovative concepts and tools that may be tailored to different circumstances are explored, along with ideas for personal and organisational capacity building. All based on the experience of Sara Parkin and Forum for the Future, and presented in a topical, lively and challenging way.
Thursday 29th November – Sara will be offering a one day workshop.
Sustainability: Future proofing in uncertain times
A fast-track, participatory workshop that picks up on two of the key ‘navigational’ tools used by Forum for the Future: the Five Capitals Framework and Future scenarios and featuring a workshop session on the latter.
Register your interest now with Vicky.
Download flier (608KB PDF)
Friday 30th November – Christchurch – CWEA (Canterbury Workers’ Educational Association) Hall at 59 Gloucester St from 7.30pm. Supper to follow. Sara will repeat her Auckland lecture.
Friday 16 November
Architecture and Planning Building, 26 Symonds Street, Auckland
Room ALR1/421W-201 (see map – 171KB PDF)
“How did we get there?” It was easy!
We knew we needed to change, but how could New Zealand use this need to change to advantage?
We changed the way our cities were developing, changed people’s expectations of the way to live and changed how they travel.
Easy really… Or was it? And where did the money come from?
Opus Central Laboratories and its research partners have been undertaking research over the last ten years into urban form, transport behaviours, and our ideas of liveable settlements.
Four presentations of selections of this research addressed the overall theme of how we could transition to sustainability given the ways we currently appear to want to live and travel.
Felicity Powell: Inner city living: It’s more than just building apartments (459KB PDF)
Vince Dravitski: Sustainability in 2040: How did we get there? (671KB PDF)
Kel Sanderson: Sustainable Land Use and Transport Driven by Economics and Zoning (426KB PDF)
Jared Thomas: Transport Energy and Urban Form: Predicting future behaviour for a low energy society (2.8MB PDF)