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T H U R S D A Y 2 1 – P R E – C O N F E R E N C E W O R K S H O P S
MFE Workshop – Workstream update and NPS Urban Development Capacity Workshop
This workshop will be led by Jessica Phillips, Senior Analyst Urban Environment
Jessica has practiced as a planner for 13 years both in Australia and New Zealand, and is a graduate of Auckland University having obtained a BSc and Master of Planning Practice. At the Ministry she led the roll-out of the National Monitoring System, a new framework for monitoring the Resource Management Act 1991, and is now working in the Urban Environment Team, where she is focused on the implementation of the proposed National Policy Statement for Urban Development Capacity.
T H U R S D A Y 2 1 – F O U N D E R S D E B A T E : B E Y O N D T H E R M A
Justice A P Randerson
Justice Randerson graduated from Auckland University with LLB (Honours) in 1972. He joined the legal firm of Wallace McLean Bawden & Partners (later Kensington Swan) and remained with the firm as a senior litigation partner until 1989, when he commenced practice as a barrister sole. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1996. Justice Randerson was appointed a Judge of the High Court from October 1997 and has sat from time to time in the Divisional Courts of the Court of Appeal. In September 2009 he was appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal with effect from 1 February 2010. Justice Randerson was a founding member of the Resource Management Law Association.
Honorable Peter Salmon QC
Hon Peter Salmon QC commenced practice in 1959 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1983. In 1992 he was asked to be the RMLA’s first President in recognition of his position as the respected leader of the Planning Bar. He was appointed to the High Court in 1996 where he sat until 2005 including in the Court of Appeal. In 2003, Peter was given a special award by the RMLA in recognition of his outstanding contribution to resource management practice. He retired from practice in 2005 but continued to work as an arbitrator, mediator and resource consent commissioner. He was also a judge on the Pacific Island Court of Appeal and is General Editor of the annotated “Salmon – Resource Management Act” and is joint editor of “Environmental Law in New Zealand”.
In 2007 Peter was appointed to chair the Royal Commission into Auckland Governance. One of the ultimate consequences of that review was the promulgation of Auckland’s first unitary plan.
Rob Fisher – Legal Counsel and Company Secretary
Rob Fisher is a barrister who has specialised in resource management, public law and local government law. He holds responsibility for statutory and environmental planning, resource consents and policy. As a litigator, he appeared frequently before the Environment Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. In a 40-year legal career, he has provided advice and expertise to both private and public bodies, especially in the consenting of large infrastructure projects. Rob was the 2010 Barrister of the Year in the New Zealand Law Awards and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Derek Nolan QC – Barrister
Derek Nolan is a Queen’s Counsel from Auckland. Prior to joining the independent Bar, Derek was a partner for 30 years in the environmental and resource management law team at Russell McVeagh. He was one of the founders of the RMLA, served as the second President and was the recipient of an “Outstanding Person” award from the RMLA in 2008. Derek is the editor and an author of the award winning LexisNexis text book “Environmental and Resource Management Law”, has served as the convener of the Environmental Law Committee of the NZ Law Society and has chaired Continuing Legal Education Intensives in resource management law for the Society. Derek represents a wide range of clients actively engaged in resource management proceedings, including acting as senior counsel for NZ King Salmon before the Supreme Court. He is also President of The Northern Club and a director or member of several boards.
Dr Phil Mitchell – Director
Dr Phil Mitchell has wide ranging experience in providing strategic environmental advice to both the private and public sectors, and in the implementation of New Zealand’s environmental legislation. Over the last 30 years he has acted for many of the country’s leading enterprises on large, contentious projects.
Phil is a founding member of the RMLA’s National Committee and is a Past-President of the Association. He is a Full Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute and received that organisation’s Distinguished Service Award in 2015. Phil is an experienced hearings commissioner and hearings chair, and is accredited in both those roles.
He has also been a member of two governmental RMA Technical Advisory Groups, more recently to recommend amendments to sections 6 and 7 of the RMA.
Phil is the founding director of Mitchell Partnerships Limited, which merged with Environmental Management Services in 2016 to form Mitchell Daysh Limited.
Housing New Zealand Corporation
Adrienne Young-Cooper has a 40 year career in public service, resource management and governance. The first half of her career was spent as a local government planner; in the latter half of her career she has focussed on strategic resource management and latterly governance. Adrienne is now a full time director and trustee, chairing the board of Housing New Zealand Corporation, and she sits on the boards of HLC (formerly the Hobsonville Land Company), New Zealand Transport Agency, Wairaka Land Company and Cornwall Park Trust Board. She now oversees the governance of multi-billion dollar investment programmes in housing and transport; and urban property development on the HLC and WLC boards. Adrienne was a founding member of the Resource Management Law Association.
F R I D A Y 2 2 – K e y n o t e S p e a k e r s
C O N F E R E N C E O P E N I N G S P E E C H – A U C K L A N D M A Y O R P H I L G O F F
# L I V E A B L E = A F F O R D A B L E
J E N N I F E R K E E S M A A T
Cities the world over that are attractive places to live, struggle with affordability. This is, in part, the reason why strong public policy is required to ensure that the city remains both accessible and affordable for all, as both private and public investments are made.
Toronto’s chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, will inspire you with her insights into alternative methods that have been deployed with success in Washington DC, and which are currently being implemented in New York City. She will outline the ways in which Toronto has been addressing the key issues that come with being recognised as one of the world’ most liveable cities. Toronto has much to share with Auckland and Jennifer will outline some of the city’s success stories and current programmes to deal with the shared challenges of rapid population growth, urban redevelopment and renewal, transport choice, housing affordability and community change.
About Jennifer Keesmaat
As the recently engaged Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, Jennifer is committed to creating places where people flourish. Over the past decade Jennifer has been repeatedly recognised by the Canadian Institute of Planners, OPPI, the Design Exchange, + EDRA for her innovative work in Canadian municipalities.
Jennifer is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Canadian Institute of Planners, and qualified to give evidence at the OMB, with an expertise in Urban Design. She is also the founder of Project Walk, which premiered its first short film in 2011, as an official selection at the TIFF. In 2012 Jennifer debuted her first TED talk, Walk to School and in 2013 she delivered her second, Own Your City.
She graduated from the University of Western Ontario (with combined honours English and Philosophy), and has a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies (Politics and Planning) from York University.
# L I V E A B L E = A F F O R D A B L E (Q&A Moderator)
L U D O C A M P B E L L – R E I D
Ludo Campbell-Reid is an internationally recognised urban design and urban planning specialist with over 22 years public and private sector experience on large-scale city transformation and regeneration projects in London, Cape Town and Auckland.
Ludo is currently Auckland Council’s Design Champion and General Manager of the Auckland Design Office (ADO), a department of multi-disciplinary design and activation professionals charged with spearheading Auckland’s design-led renewal.
As Design Champion, Ludo is accountable for achieving design excellence in council’s plans, policies and projects; working alongside the private sector and community to deliver exemplary design outcomes and promoting the council’s design-led city agenda across the organisation, the wider Auckland community and internationally.
He was recently accorded the Urban Design and Architecture Award by the Property Council New Zealand in their recent 2016 Auckland Property People Awards for his pivotal role in transforming and revitalising the City of Auckland, “known as a lightning rod for transformation and man of infectious energy and innovation, Ludo has lifted the design of Auckland to ground-breaking heights.”
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H E N R I E T T E V A M B E R G
S O C I A B L E C I T I E S , S T R E E T S F O R P E O P L E
Henriette will reflect on her unique perspective on liveable cities gained from the work of Gehl Architects in cities around the world, including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Henriette will look at the recent achievements and initiatives underway in comparator cities relevant to this part of the world, and outline where she thinks New Zealand cities should be focused in improving liveability over the next decade.
About Henriette Vamberg
Henriette leads the work focused on city transformations at Copenhagen’s leading design firm, Gehl. Since starting at Gehl in 2000 she has worked with a number of public and private clients and has led many of the major projects that have been developed at Gehl. This work has led her to different destinations, working on major urban generation projects in UK, China, USA, Russia, India, and the South Pacific. Henriette graduated from Jan Gehl’s Urban Design Department.
#TRANSROMATION is proudly sponsored by Isthmus.
DAY 2 – Plenary Session Speakers
# V I B R A N T P L A C E S
R O D M A R L E R – P A N U K U D E V E L O P M E N T
Rod has more than 30 years’ experience delivering large and complex projects. He joined Waterfront Auckland at its inceptionin November 2010 following an eight-year role as General Manager Design, Westfield New Zealand. He holds a degree in Architecture and an MBA, both from Auckland University.
As GM Development at Waterfront Auckland, Rod led a team of planners, designers, development and project managers to deliver projects across Auckland’s waterfront on behalf of Auckland Council. Rod led the Waterfront Auckland team responsible for delivering the 2012 Waterfront Plan which articulates the 30-year vision for Auckland’s waterfront.
In May 2012 Rod was seconded to CERA (Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority) for three months to lead the development of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan and the Blueprint team responsible for the masterplan for the redevelopment of central Christchurch.
In February 2014 Rod was invited to join a Local Government NZ team to assist the Samoan government with the development of a waterfront strategy for Apia. Working with the Samoan planning and urban design team, this will lead to the production of a Waterfront Plan for Apia.
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D O N M I S K E L L O N Z M
Director – Miskell Consulting
Don is former Deputy Director of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), the development arm of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), where he led the Development, Design and Planning Group of CCDU. This Group includes urban designers, transport planners, planners, architects, landscape architects, economists, commercial strategists, investment and development facilitators and community engagement specialists.
In 2012 Don led the international multidisciplinary consortium made up of 15 different specialities which prepared the Blueprint. The Blueprint is the spatial framework which sets out the vision for the regeneration and recovery of Central Christchurch.
Between 2000 and February 2012 Don led Boffa Miskell, a multidisiplinary environmental design & planning consultancy, first as Chairman and then as Managing Director. As a consultant, Don worked on large multidisciplinary assessment and master planning projects.
Don has a depth and breadth of experience across a broad range of sectors including property development; tourism ; education and health; transport, energy and mining; and primary production.
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J O H N D A K I N
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Goodman
John has been the Chief Executive Officer of Goodman in New Zealand since 2004. He is responsible for the overall management and operations of Goodman Group’s New Zealand business. John has over 25 year’s pf experience in the property industry, including property and corporate transactions, valuation, research, asset management and investment management. During his career John has held senior roles in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. John was appointed to the Board in July 2012.
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M A R T I N Mc M U L L A N
Connected Journey Solutions Director
Since July 2016, Martin has led the Transport Agency’s approach to innovation and new technology. He is passionate about using data to provide smart solutions that connect people, services and infrastructure.
Martin joined the Transport Agency in 2014 as Zero Harm manager. Working with industry partners, Martin led the introduction of new technology and data analytics to support the government’s objective to reduce workplace fatalities and serious harm by 25 percent.
Martin has more than 15 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry. He has also established two technology start-up businesses. He sits on the Construction Safety Council Board of Directors and holds an executive role with the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative. Martin is also a registered member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
#CONNECT is proudly sponsored by Kensington Swan
DAY 3 – Keynote Speakers
# O P E N S P A C E S
D E B O R A H M A R T O N
Deborah Marton will compel you to take the long-term view, with a special focus on merging natural systems with the built environment. Deborah will discuss the key ingredients to achieving environmental and social equity in urban areas; open spaces and affordability; the science behind biophilia (the drivers behind the recent trend to reintroduce gardens, green spaces and market gardens to urban spaces); lessons learned from mature cities (design, planning) to achieve liveable urban spaces; and the PPP conservancy model for green spaces.
As Executive Director of New York Restoration Project, Deborah manages NYRP’s work transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City.
Deborah developed NYRP’s identity as an urban land conservancy working across municipal jurisdictions to increase environmental sustainability citywide.
More recently, she created the vision and program for a waterfront site in Northern Manhattan that will be developed as a center for recreational boating and environmental education.
Prior to joining NYRP, Deborah served as Executive Director of Design Trust for Public Space. She was also Program Manager of New York City Parks Natural Resources Group and later associated with the landscape architecture firm Field Operations, where she collaborated on creation of the winning submission for the Fresh Kills Master Plan, and later served as the first Project Manager for that project.
She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Design School and also holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
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D A M E A N N E S A L M O N D
L I V I N G W I T H W A T E R
Dame Anne Salmond will discuss how Kiwis can live with waterways and the ocean for a prosperous future.
About Dame Anne Salmond
Dame Anne Salmond is a Distinguished Professor in Maori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland. In 2013 she won the Rutherford Medal, New Zealand’s top scientific award, and became the New Zealander of the Year.
She is a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences in the US, Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society. As part of her scholarly work, Dame Anne has developed a strong interest in Enlightenment natural history and Maori and Pacific philosophies relating to land and sea, bringing these together with aspects of cutting edge science to reflect upon environmental questions.
Dame Anne has a long-standing practical interest in environmental projects. A former Deputy Chair of the Parks and Wilderness Trust in Auckland, she is Patron of the Whinray Kiwi Trust, the National Whale Museum, the Great Barrier Island Trust, the Te Awaroa Foundation for rivers restoration, Chairperson of the Longbush Eco Trust and co-founder of the Longbush Ecosanctuary in Gisborne (www.longbushreserve.org).
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P R O F F E S O R T I M B E AT L E Y
W H E R E T H E C I T Y M E E T S T H E S E A
Prof. Tim Beatley will inspire delegates with a compelling presentation on what he describes as ‘Blue Urbanism’ that connects cities and oceans to create sustainable water fronts.
Tim Beatley, author of Blue Urbanism – Connecting Cities and Oceans, in conversation with conference MC Wallace Chapman, outlines the often under-looked links between coastal cities and their adjoining bodies of water. Tim makes the case for why cities should take a much more active role in the future management of oceans and how this is of as much benefit to cities and citizens as to the coastal environment.
About Tim Beatley
Tim Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, and chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia (UVA), where he has taught for the last 28 years.
He is author and co-author of more than fifteen books on these subjects, including Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities; Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age; and Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning.
Tim Beatley also directs the Biophilic Cities Project at UVA and is co-founder, with Reuben Rainey, of UVA’s Center for Design and Health, within the School of Architecture.
# H O M E
S H A M U B E E L E A Q U B
A F F O R D A B L E H O U S I N G – A T W H A T C O S T ?
Shamubeel Eaqub takes a top-down approach to tackling the thorny issues of densification, liveability, affordability and legislative frameworks. Rather than focusing on the ‘how’, he focusses on the ‘what’. He places emphasis on establishing an agreed outcome, then latterly, figuring out which policy tools are best suited to delivering it – whether it be the RMA, the Unitary Plan, or some other form of legislative framework.
Shamubeel Eaqub is an experienced economist who makes economics easy. He is also an author, media commentator and a thought leading public speaker.
He has over a decade of experience as an economist in Wellington, Melbourne and Auckland in leading international banks and consultancy. Shamubeel is a partner as Sense. Partners – a boutique economic consultancy.
He is on various boards of charities and commercial firms. He writes books in his own time on issues that matter to New Zealand and gives voice to the unheard.
He lives in Auckland with his wife and son. He grew up in Canterbury and holds a BCOM with Honours in Economics from Lincoln University.
DAY 3 – Plenary Session Speakers
# S U S T A I N A B L E S E A S
Paul Majurey and Paul Beverley will provide an update on the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari’ marine spatial planning process for the Hauraki Gulf.
P A U L B E V E R L E Y – P A R T N E R , B U D D L E F I N D L A Y
Paul is Buddle Findlay’s national chairman and he leads the firm’s resource management and Māori law team in Wellington.
He recently completed his appointment as independent chair of the Stakeholder Working Group for the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial planning process for the Hauraki Gulf, and was previously the independent chair of the Subantarctic Marine Protection Planning Forum.
Paul specialises in resource management planning and consenting processes, Māori Law and Treaty Settlement negotiations.
He appears in a range of courts, tribunals and boards of inquiry on RMA and Māori law cases and appeals. His primary areas of RMA practice are large infrastructure designation and consenting processes, and regional and district planning processes. Paul also has extensive experience collaborating and negotiating with Māori and advising on Māori law issues and relationship frameworks. He has been a member of the core Crown negotiation and drafting teams on over 40 Treaty of Waitangi settlements, including in relation to Tuhoe (Te Urewera); Whanganui River (Te Awa Tupua); Waikato River; and settlements in Northland, Auckland, Hauraki, Bay of Plenty, the central North Island and the top of the South Island. His particular specialty is designing and negotiating co-governance, co-management and relationship frameworks between the Crown, local government and Māori. His recent involvement has included the novel ‘legal personality’ approaches adopted for Te Urewera and the Whanganui River.
Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Paul spent four years as a senior lawyer at the Department of Conservation and he continues to advise on the Reserves Act, conservation and concession processes.
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P A U L M A J U R E Y – P A R T N E R , A T K I N H O L M S M A J U R E Y
– C H A I R M A N , H A U R A K I C O L L E C T I V E O F I W I
Paul has specialised in environmental and Treaty of Waitangi law for over 26 years.
He has extensive experience in securing environmental consents for major natural resource development and infrastructure projects, including: electricity generation – thermal (gas, coal) and renewables (hydro, wind, geothermal); minerals development (coal, gold and petroleum); dairy processing projects (North Island and South Island); large scale aquaculture projects (mussels and oysters); pulp and paper manufacture and forestry developments.
Paul regularly provides advice on Treaty of Waitangi and Maori land issues. He also is Treaty negotiator with the Crown on claims encompassing an area generally between Matakana Island through to Matakana (near Leigh). He is the Chair of both the Hauraki Collective of Iwi and Tamaki Makaurau Collective of Iwi who have been in parallel negotiations since 2009.
Paul appears as Senior Counsel before the Environment Court, Maori Land Court, Waitangi Tribunal, and superior courts.
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J U D G E D A V I D K I R K P A T R I C K
L E A R N I N G S F R O M T H E A U C K L A N D U N I T A R Y P L A N
How can one turn a vision into a resource management plan? The Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel had to take a proposed unitary plan (combining the regional policy statement, regional coastal plan and regional and district plans) and consider thousands of submissions while having regard to the Auckland Plan and complying with the requirements of both the RMA and special legislation. Judge Kirkpatrick will speak about how the Panel sought to keep both higher level objectives and policies and detailed rules and other provisions in view when making its recommendations to the Auckland Council. He will offer his thoughts about certain aspects that might be addressed in future plan-making processes.
Judge Kirkpatrick is an Environment Court Judge, having been sworn in on 3 February 2014, and is Chair of the Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel.
Prior to his judicial appointment, he was an experienced resource management barrister, with extensive experience in consenting and planning appeals. He was also an accredited independent hearings commissioner, and chaired council hearings, including a number of high profile consent applications.
He also has expert litigation experience, having appeared before consent authorities and Boards of Inquiry as well as before the Courts.
# R E A L I T Y
Paperboy editor Jeremy Hansen talks to the leaders of three of Auckland’s most influential online communities about how a new generation of voices is reshaping the way we plan our cities.
J E R E M Y H A N S E N – E D I T O R , P A P E R B O Y
Jeremy Hansen started his feature writing career in the mid-1990s at Metro magazine. Now, after stints at RNZ’s Morning Report, as a reporter on TVOne arts show Frontseat and over a decade as the editor of HOME magazine, he’s running Paperboy, a lively free weekly covering Auckland food, style, culture and urbanism.
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L E R O Y B E C K E T T – G E N E R A T I O N Z E R O
Leroy Beckett is Auckland Director of Generation Zero, a youth-led group campaigning for positive climate change action. Leroy has a strong interest in politics, the media, media theory, public transport, cycling, and the environment.
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J O L I S A G R A C E W O O D – B I K E A U C K L A N D
Jolisa is communications manager and deputy chair of Bike Auckland, the non-profit organisation working for a better city for people on bikes. With a background in literary studies, book reviewing, and editing (both fiction and nonfiction) – and having lived and worked in Tokyo, New York, and various college towns – she is keenly interested in the stories we tell about the places we live.
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P A T R I C K R E Y N O L D S – G R E A T E R A U C K L A N D
Patrick Reynolds is an Auckland-based writer and photographer specialising in photographing the built environment. Through both photography and writing he seeks to unpack the role that broad decisions especially around transport policy has on urban form, place quality, and quality of life. He is a member of advocacy group Urban Auckland, the Auckland Council Advisory Panel for Art in Public Places, and was recently co-opted as a member of Auckland Transport’s Customer Focus Committee.
Patrick Reynolds also lectures at the Urban Design at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland and is a member of the editorial team at Greater Auckland, the country’s leading online resource for understanding the forces at work in our cities, particularly Auckland.