Vive la (Planning) revolution!

SESSION: Friday 21st April
Matt Lindenberg

New Zealand's RM reform process - with its intended shift towards an 'outcomes focus' approach, the introduction of 'environmental limits', a focus on regional spatial planning, and the creation of a 'National Planning Framework' - present tremendous opportunities for the evolution of our planning system as well as a significant step-change in the practice of planning and how we undertake our roles as professionals within the industry.

Building off a range of recent project experiences, as well as a wide range of team expertise, 'the Beca team' want to share their vision for what a future New Zealand planning system could look like as a result of the reform - and the role we can all play as practitioners to help make the best of the tremendous opportunity we have before us.

Key themes for the presentation will be:

  • The opportunity to streamline and vastly improve the efficiency of our plan making processes through the 'National Planning Framework' - drawing on the team's vast experience through such processes representing a range of central government clients, such as the Ministry of Education, Fire and Emergency NZ, Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities as well as the private sector;
  • In the context of Aotearoa's planning system both past and present - what does the role of spatial planning and placemaking need to be? Where / what are the gaps in our approach to date and the expertise that needs to be brought to the table to make spatial planning a success as part of our new planning future? What examples can we look to for a glimpse of what our planning future could be?

      Presented By

      Matthew Lindenberg


      John McCall