PlanTechNZ is a Special Interest Group within the New Zealand Planning Institute. It comprises planners who are passionate about the role of emerging technologies in the future of planning practice.
PlanTechNZ aims to bring planning and resource management practitioners together to make the most of these new technologies in the planning profession, and to achieve better outcomes for our communities and the environment.
PlanTechNZ seeks to complement the strategic direction of the NZPI by providing a forum for planners with an interest in the role of emerging technologies in planning to engage and explore these opportunities. This group equips the NZPI to respond to the issues and challenges which arise from the changes resulting from these technologies. Our FAQ page explains a little more about PlanTech, emerging technologies and how this round of technological innovation differs from earlier initiatives such as e-planning.
Membership of PlanTechNZ is open to all NZPI planners, you definitely do not need to be skilled with technology to take part and contribute to the important work we will be doing.
An important part of our purpose is to provide a space for planners to engage with each other around adopting and exploring new technologies. Our events will include workshops and discussion groups around a range of "planning and technology"-related topics.