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

Speakers TBC

Auckland Council

 Auckland Council Workshop – Second-generation Spatial Plan

Speakers TBC

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 Randerson

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.

Hon. Peter Salmon

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.

Hon Robert Fisher

Robert Fisher QC –  Barrister

Bankside Chambers

The Hon Robert Fisher QC studied at Victoria University of Wellington, Southampton University, London University and the Federal Judicial Center, Washington DC. He was in legal practice for 24 years until his appointment to the High Court in 1989. As a judge he held positions as Chairman of the NZ Rules Committee, Supervising Judge of the Commercial List, Executive Judge of the Auckland High Court, Senior Judge of the Auckland High Court, and divisional member of the NZ Court of Appeal.

He has published and lectured on relationship property, evidence, procedure, intellectual property, maritime law, jurisprudence, advocacy, mediation and arbitration. His qualifications and appointments include Doctor of Laws (1984), Queen’s Counsel (1985) and Fulbright Scholar (1994). Since leaving the bench in 2004 he has been in full-time practice as an arbitrator and mediator. He is also an appellate judge in several South Pacific states and has conducted a series of inquiries on behalf of the NZ Government. Hon Robert Fisher QC was a founding member of the Resource Management Law Association.

Derek Nolan QC

Derek Nolan QC – Barrister

Bankside Chambers

The Hon Derek Nolan QC’s areas of expertise are environmental and resource management law and related fields. He graduated with a LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland and a LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was admitted in 1976.

Following his Postgraduate study abroad, Derek returned to New Zealand to join Russell McVeagh where he was a partner for 30 years. Derek joined the independent bar in 2014.

Derek was a founding member of the Resource Management Law Association (RMLA) in 1992. In 1996 he served as President of the RMLA.

In 2008, RMLA awarded Derek Nolan its prestigious Outstanding Person Award for his leadership and commitment to excellence in resource management practice. In 2012, as editor of the fourth edition of Environmental and Resource Management Law, he was honoured with RMLA’s Publication Award.

Dr Phil Mitchell

Dr Phil Mitchell – Director

Mitchell Daysh 

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.

Adrienne Cooper-Young

Adrienne Young-Cooper

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

Mayor Phil Goff

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

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto (TBC)

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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.

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.

*Jennifer Keesmaat is brought to you by Auckland Conversations and RMLA.

Ludo Campbell Reid

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.”

Shamubeel Eaqub - Partner, Sense.Partners

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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 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.


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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 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.

DAY 2 – Plenary Session Speakers

Rod Marler, Director, Place Shaping

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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.

Don Miskell, Deputy Director, CCDU

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Deputy Director – Christchurch Central Development Unit

Don is a Deputy Director of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), the development arm of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). He leads 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.

DAY 3 – Keynote Speakers

Deborah Marton - New York Restoration Project

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Deborah Marton will compel you to take the long-term view, with a special focus on merging natural systems with the built environment. 

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.

Most 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.

Professor Anne Salmond

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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).

Professor Tim Beatley

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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. 

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.

DAY 3 – Plenary Session Speakers

PAUL BEVERLEY, Partner, Buddle Findlay

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Paul specialises in resource management planning and consenting processes, Māori Law and Treaty Settlement negotiations.

He appears in a range of courts and tribunals on RMA and Māori law matters including the Environment Court, Māori Land Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, and Boards of Inquiry and Special Tribunals.  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.  He has been a member of the core Crown negotiation and drafting teams on a number of significant Treaty of Waitangi settlements, including in relation to Tuhoe (Te Urewera); Whanganui River (Te Awa Tupua); Waikato River; and settlements in Northland, Auckland and Hauraki, 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.

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 and concession processes.

Paul Majurey

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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.

Judge David Kirkpatrick

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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.

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