A world-class line-up for Auckland Conversations in 2015

December 12, 2014

Design for Auckland, Events

This year has been an impressive one for the Auckland Conversations programme. Keynote presentations have included Janette Sadik-Khan on transforming New York’s streets, Brent Toderian on designing vibrant waterfronts, Brisbane’s Mayor Graham Quirk on growing Brisbane both economically and sustainably, and many more. The good news is, 2015 is already shaping up to be every bit as impressive.

We’re excited to hear that Charles Montgomery from Vancouver will be in Auckland speaking about the striking relationship he has discovered between the design of our minds and the design of our cities, a concept he lays out in his book Happy City. Montgomery’s writing on urban planning, psychology, culture and history have appeared in magazines and journals on three continents. Find out how he has used insights in happiness science to drive experiments that help citizens transform their relationships with each other and their cities.

Make sure you add this Auckland Conversation event to your diary:
Charles Montgomery, Happy City, 15th April 2015, venue and time to be confirmed.

We’re also excited that Donovan Rypkema, a Columbia University-educated expert on sustainable smart growth and historic preservation, will be coming to town. According to Donovan, historic preservation is, in and of itself, sustainable development, and any development without a historic preservation element is not sustainable. He’ll be talking about the inextricable connection between the concept of smart growth and historic preservation and ways to combine the two approaches to enhance a city’s economic output.

Make sure you add this Auckland Conversation event to your diary:
Donovan Rypkema, Economic Benefits of Preservation, 10th March 2015.
5:00 p.m.-7:00 pm, Voyager Maritime Museum, Maritime Room, Viaduct

Don’t miss your chance to hear top minds from around the world present a range of issues that affect Auckland. Visit Auckland Conversation Events to get the latest on upcoming Auckland Conversations.

If you missed a previous Auckland Conversation, catch up on the conversation by clicking here Auckland Conversation Vault

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