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Auckland Conversations 

Auckland Conversations 

Auckland Conversations is a free speaker event that presents both national and international keynote speakers. All speakers are leaders in their areas of expertise and can inspire, influence and inform both the public and council officers.

Each speaker will present on topics that relate to the vision and issues facing Auckland to become the world’s most liveable city, and endorse the planning, economic, environmental and policy strategies as set out in the Auckland Plan, City Centre Master Plan and Economic Development Strategy.

This programme is an initiative of the Chief Planning Office, Auckland Council. 

Event topic scope:

  • Design - urban design, architecture, place making and city/town/waterfront planning.
  • Economic development drivers and influencers - innovation, transport, tourism, socio-economic issues.
  • Heritage - natural, cultural and built heritage.
  • Environment - eco-city sustainability initiatives and issues.

Please note: The Auckland Conversations event with London's Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property Richard Blakeway scheduled for Wednesday 3 September (featured in OurAuckland August 2014 edition) has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Auckland - A Design-Led City

In association with the New Zealand Institute of Architects - Auckland Architecture Week

Thursday 25 September, 5pm
Lower NZI Conference Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland central

This event will look at how Auckland can become a ‘design-led’ city, featuring a keynote presentation from a prominent and award-winning Auckland architect, plus presentations on City Centre Developments and Implementation, and the Auckland Design Manual.

Register your interest in attending this event. 

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View webinars of past presentations and biographies of speakers.