Kiwi Urbanism – Thursday, Aug 16 at Harbour Centre

August 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

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.

KIWI URBANISM

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.

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Uncategorized.

Next City Conversation on Aug 16: Urban Food City Conversation on September 6: “Go East, Young Vancouverite”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed



%d bloggers like this: