Judah Panakal

Judah says that he's worked on real-world issues in his Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) degree, including a project which involved redesigning a town centre in Avondale.

Judah Panakal

“Urban Planning looks at how cities are built, the best way to accommodate how everyone uses a city and how they can enjoy the environment. We cover a wide variety of topics, including economics, law, Māori values in planning, architectural engineering and urban design.

“We work on real-world issues. We’ve redesigned a town centre in Avondale, looking at what makes a neighbourhood, and made models of Freemans Bay to explore urban design concepts. We critique the Unitary Plan and make recommendations on how it could improve. We work on group projects where we share our ideas, find the benefits and faults in each design and propose the best solution.

“Our lecturers are involved in the field and we attend networking events with recent graduates to learn about the industry. I want to go into transport planning and be able to pursue a planning pathway that is mine.”