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Connecting to experts in our community:

Wednesday 12th June

This conference brings together a wide range of experts in fields relating to town planning and sustainability. The speakers work for a variety of organisations across Wellington. We are grateful to all of our guests who have given up their time to attend this conference.

Today you will learn about challenges that face town planners, issues surrounding sustainable town planning, or about skills and processes that are used when planning for the future.

You will have the chance to attend TWO workshops. You can learn more about them by reading below. 

 

Deputy Mayor, Jill Day

Jill Day is the Deputy Mayor of Wellington. She is the first Maori woman to hold this role in our city's history.  

 

She ran for the council because she wanted to do more for Wellingtonians in need – especially young people and families. "That's who I will always prioritise in the work I do as deputy mayor," she says.

Jill will present the keynote address, speaking about the challenges that face town planners in a world with finite resources.

Workshop information

Our changing city centres

The workshop is aimed at helping everyone understand how our city centres are evolving as people’s needs, values and aspirations change. We’ll then collectively decide what a city of the future would look, feel and behave like.

Chris Wilkinson is the managing director of First Retail Group. This organisation engages in planning and consulting on behalf of a range of organisations. 

ReVisioning 

Cities versus water

In this workshop we will look at the health of urban streams and the coastal environment in and around Wellington city, consider the environmental pressures, and possible solutions to improving environmental health in urban centres.

Dr Megan Oliver is an Environmental Scientist at Greater Wellington Regional Council, where she and a team of freshwater and marine scientists monitor and manage the natural resources of the Wellington region.

Transport for the future

As participants in this interactive workshop you will get to identify WHS engagement in sustainable practices, expand your consciousness on what really is living sustainably and map what WHS and the surrounding community is doing well and what needs to change. All feedback collated during the session will be submitted to WHS enviro group to bring about the change you wish to see.

This workshop will outline why transport is important and some of the many things that need to be thought about. Participants will develop a ‘transport hierarchy’ for their city which will help when deciding what to put where and how to connect it.

Place holder - info about Joe and Anna here.

Facilitated by Enviroschools and PapaTaiao student leaders Alexa and Ursula

The Wellbeing Framework

I’m very keen to present about the Wellbeing Framework, and I’ll mix in some ‘public policy’ suggestions around how to incorporate the Framework into decision making

Facilitated by Enviroschools and PapaTaiao student leaders Alexa and Ursula

Wellington Waste

 In this workshop, we will focus on how we manage our waste in Wellington.  We will look at how recycling works and what actually happens to waste and recycling. 

http://www.climathon.nz/blog/hard-to-swallow

Facilitated by Enviroschools and PapaTaiao student leaders Alexa and Ursula

The Water Guy

Mike asked me to come and talk about water, but I though instead I could just play some hot licks on my mean guitar. It worked in Colombia - why wouldn't it work here? - Frankie.

Schedule

You will enrol in two workshops using a Google Form. This will be sent to you separately.

Workshops will have a maximum of 30 participants; if workshops are over-subscribed then we will need to move students. Thanks / sorry!

Workshop #1

11:30 AM

This is the first of two workshops. Choose from those provided, bearing in mind the 'portfolio' you are responsible for in your group.

Workshop #2

12:30 PM

This is your second slot. You could choose another workshop related to your portfolio, or just choose something you are interested in learning more about.

Jill Day: Keynote Speaker

2:20 PM

Jill Day is the Deputy Mayor of Wellington.

She  will be speaking in the Riley Centre.

 

Keynote speaker: Deputy Mayor, Jill Day

Jill Day is the Deputy Mayor of Wellington. She is the first Maori woman to hold this role in our city's history.  

 

She ran for the council because she wanted to do more for Wellingtonians in need – especially young people and families. "That's who I will always prioritise in the work I do as deputy mayor," she says.

Jill will present the keynote address, speaking about the challenges that face town planners in a world with finite resources.

Workshop information

Our changing city centres (M207)

The workshop is aimed at helping everyone understand how our city centres are evolving as people’s needs, values and aspirations change. We’ll then collectively decide what a city of the future would look, feel and behave like.

Chris Wilkinson is the managing director of First Retail Group. This organisation engages in planning and consulting on behalf of a range of organisations. 

Cities versus water (M205)

In this workshop we will look at the health of urban streams and the coastal environment in and around Wellington city, consider the environmental pressures, and possible solutions to improving environmental health in urban centres.

Dr Megan Oliver is an Environmental Scientist at Greater Wellington Regional Council, where she and a team of freshwater and marine scientists monitor and manage the natural resources of the Wellington region.

ReVisioning (M208) 

As participants in this interactive workshop you will get to identify WHS engagement in sustainable practices, expand your consciousness on what really is living sustainably and map what WHS and the surrounding community is doing well and what needs to change. All feedback collated during the session will be submitted to WHS enviro group to bring about the change you wish to see.

Facilitated by Enviroschools and PapaTaiao student leaders Alexa and Ursula

The Wellbeing Framework (M210)  

Economics consultancy Infometrics has recently launched a Regional Wellbeing Framework, and their new report on Regional Wellbeing.

This  Regional Wellbeing Framework has provided the basis for many local authorities to talk about local wellbeing and how it influences local planning and decision making.

 

Discover exactly what wellbeing means, why it is important, and what things can be considered when evaluating different problems.

 

http://www.infometrics.co.nz/wellbeing-understanding-local-progress/

Brad Olsen is a Senior Economist at Infometrics. He focuses on regional economies and growth and government policy. He created the Infometrics Regional Wellbeing Framework, which allows local leaders and their communities to better understand how their area functions and design innovative actions to improve the wellbeing of the wider community

Transport for the future

(LIBRARY)

**WORKSHOP FULL**

This workshop will outline why transport is important and some of the many things that need to be thought about. Participants will develop a ‘transport hierarchy’ for their city which will help when deciding what to put where and how to connect it.

Joe Hewitt and Anna Blomquist work in the Transport Strategy team for the Wellington City Council. 

The Council is currently engaged in planning for the future of transport in Wellington City. You can read more here:

https://www.transportprojects.org.nz/

Wellington Waste (M206)

 In this workshop, we will focus on how we manage our waste in Wellington.  We will look at how recycling works and what actually happens to waste and recycling. 

http://www.climathon.nz/blog/hard-to-swallow

Aviva Stein is a Waste Minimisation Project Officer for the Wellington City Council

Water Sensitive Urban Design (Water Engineering 2.0)   (M209)

'Water Engineering 1.0' has made our cities safe to live in but at a cost! Our streams, wetlands, harbours and estuaries have been contaminated and degraded. Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) or Water 2.0 is a fusion of ecology, urban design, and water engineering, that uses 'green infrastructure' to integrate the water cycle into city life to improve water quality, biodiversity, and the livability of future urban spaces.  

Francis Leniston is a water engineer for 'Wellington Water', who manage drinking water, stormwater and wastewater in the Wellington region.

Design your own suburb!

(M306) 

**WORKSHOP NOW FULL**

Values to Victory (M305)

How to make a Positive Climate Impact
 

Trying to save the world AND be successful in life? Don’t know where to start? Come along to learn about how your own values can shape your life, and how shifts to these values can change your impact on the planet.

Miriam Sherrat is a  facilitator for Papa Taiao, a sustainability and ecological restoration training organisation that enables young people to lead enterprising social, cultural and environmental projects:

  http://www.papataiaoearthcare.nz/#welcome

Planning for Growth and Carbon Zero (M310)

WORKSHOP #2 now FULL

Design your ideal suburb; balance competing priorities as you allocate housing, infrastructure, and community spaces for a place where you and others can live a good life. You’ll have a choice of types of housing, public amenities (parks, libraries, community spaces, sports fields, schools) and business areas, but you’ll have to make some hard decisions about what can fit and what won’t.

Mark Noyes is an advisor for the Community Services team of the Wellington City Council.

 In the next 30 years Wellington will be home to 50,000 to 80,000 more people. That's going to have a big impact on our city.  Not just where we live, but how we live.

We also know that climate change is going to have a big impact on our City and have set an ambitious target of achieving zero carbon by 2050!

Josh Patterson (City Planner) and Moana Mackey (Acting Chief City Planner) from Wellington City Council will present on the necessary work we are doing to plan for the growth in population whilst also ensuring that we meet our zero carbon goal by 2050.