World Town Planning Day 2013


WTPD is a special day to recognise and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities. NZPI has coordinated a number of events across the country and beyond to highlight the positive role of planners in supporting communities and sustainable development.

Events Hosted by NZPI Branches:

  • 07 November 2013, Auckland | NZPI Auckland Branch
    WTPD: Back to the Future?
    With the release of the Unitary Plan we ask the question: Have we returned back to proactive and outcome focused urban planning rather than being limited to just adverse effects and reactionary planning? We reflect on Aucklands early town planning schemes, the rise of effects based planning within our first generation plans, and then our potential return to outcomes focused urban planning under unitary plan

  • 07 November 2013, Hamilton | NZPI Waikato Branch
    WTPD: Understanding Development Contributions
    Development contributions - are they fair, equitable and encouraging growth or are they unfair, expensive and stifling development? You will hear from 3 local representatives on DC's including an update on recent legislative changes, to help in your understanding and knowledge on this somewhat daunting and inescapable topic

  • 07 November 2013, Wellington | NZPI Wellington Branch
    World Town Planning Day
    Join us at 5.30pm at The Southern Cross (The Guest Room), Abel Smith Street, for WTPD. We'll be kicking off with food and drink until 6pm, we'll then have a few words from Kevin Lavery (WCC CEO), a planning themed movie, the presentation of the Geok Link Phang Memorial Award and there's an opportunity to compete for spot prizes in the Southern Cross regular music quiz ...

  • 07 November 2013, London | RTPI London, PIA UK Branch and NZPI UK Branch
    WTPD: Water and Planning -The Fluid Challenge
    RTPI London, PIA UK Branch and NZPI UK Branch invite you to an evening seminar to support World Town Planning Day. This years debate will focus on water and how we can plan for our future communities in response to the increasing water-related challenges (flood, drought, climate change, supply shortages). The water supply crisis has recently been identified by the World Economic Forum as being the second highest risk facing the world in terms of impact ...

  • 08 November 2013, |NZPI Canterbury/Westland Branch
    The NZPI Canterbury/Westland Branch have organised a breakfast at Your Place Caf on High Street, Nov 8th. The planning profession has made an extraordinary contribution to earthquake recovery, along with a range of other diverse and unique challenges and opportunities around the Canterbury/Westland region. It's time to take a moment to recognise the ongoing efforts we are all putting in to make the Canterbury/Westland region a better place and to celebrate these achievements

  • 14 November 2013, Dunedin | NZPI Otago Branch
    WTPD: Working for the United Nations Environment Programme
    Anne Sutton, a local planning practitioner, has a tendency to disappear overseas for extended periods of time (and not just to holiday!!). Anne has just returned from a two year stint working for the United Nations Environment Programme Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) in Bonn, Germany. In the past, she has also worked for UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. She is willing to share with us the nature of the work she undertook during this time and her United Nations experience generally. Bring your lunch along, and hear Anne speak about her experiences. Also why not be ready to add your two cents worth about your own extracurricular work experiences and show us what other random things Planners can do?

  • 20 November 2013, Nelson | NZPI Nelson/Marlborough Branch
    WTPD: Liveable Communities - Shared Spaces, Wendy Sarkissian Presenting
    Wendy Sarkissian LFPIA is a Canadian/Australian housing specialist with an international planning practice based on community engagement and environmental ethics. Wendy will explore arguments to support the case for provision of shared open space in medium-density housing with examples from evidence-based research showing how and why successful housing incorporates shared open space ...

    ... NZPI Bay of Plenty branch are organising local lunches in Rotorua, Whakatane & Tauranga details TBA