Te Kōkiringa Taumata | New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) has conducted ‘The Role of the Planner’ survey to gain insight from our members as to how they see themselves as planners, as well as their perceptions and outlook of the planning profession. 

It is important for NZPI to distil the essence of the role of the planner so that we can continue to nurture, cultivate, promote, and celebrate these fundamental virtues of our people, and further secure the place of the planning profession now and into the future.

The data obtained from this survey will further be used to develop a position paper on the identity and role of the planner in Aotearoa New Zealand; highlighting the unique attributes, methods and mindsets of planners that allow them to perform in a discipline pivotal in shaping the landscapes of Aotearoa New Zealand.

We wish to thank those members who took the time to provide their valuable feedback.

Download the results below.