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Kiwi Urbanism – Thursday, Aug 16 at Harbour Centre

Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, needs appoximately 30,000 new homes by 2030.  New forms of higher density suburban development need to be developed if Auckland aspires to be both compact and the most liveable city in the world.  (Sound familiar, Vancouver?)

David Irwin and Gavin Lister – two urban designers from Auckland – will explore key projects that their practise Isthmus Group are currently designing and building.  Isthmus Group is one of the leading urban design and landscape architectural practices in New Zealand, with host of national and international awards to its name.

The practice is currently designing New Zealand’s largest and most dense new greenfield residential subdivision.   But right outside their office in the central city suburb of Freemans Bay,  they have discovered what could be a true Kiwi urbanism – an inspiration they twist and apply to a new inner-city residential development – perhaps the only central city subdivision to be developed for a number of years.

Come hear and see what they’ve learned that might be an inspiration for Vancouver.


Thursday, August 16 @ 7 pm

Room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings)

Free of charge.  No reservation required, but space may be limited.

Thanks to support from TransLink.

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