25 July 2012
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Engineering Lecture Theatre 439, Building 401, 20 Symonds Street
Host: School of Architecture and Planning
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LEE BEATTIE /Deputy Head: Urban Planning, The University of Auckland
ERROL HAARHOFF / Deputy Head: Urban Design, The University of Auckland
Lee Beattie is responsible for the Urban Planning programme at The University of Auckland. His research interests include urban planning policy development, implementation, evaluation and practice; and urban design issues. He is currently involved in a number of research projects considering growth management and urban design implementation issues within a range of Pacific Rim (Australasian and North American) new world cities.
Errol Haarhoff is responsible for the Master of Urban Design programme at The University of Auckland. His research has investigated squatter settlements in developing economies, and urban settlement history and theory with a specialisation on the Garden City Movement. Current research concerns the urban design implications of housing typologies and densification necessary to achieve ‘smart growth’ strategies.
Urban Growth management strategies have been entrenched in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Melbourne and Auckland as the primary instrument of planning for sustainable urban growth in these North American and Australasian cities.
This presentation considers, and then compares the deliverability of these urban growth management policy approaches in practice, including considering how they have addressed the issues of market acceptance and investment for higher density housing typologies while achieving high quality urban design outcomes. The issues of governance and the economic viability of these approaches will be also considered. The presentation concludes with a few of the lessons that could be leant for the Auckland urban planning context.