With a galaxy of international stars contributing insights and deep understanding on the digital future of planning…..
“A Digital Future” looks at the digital world through the eyes of a planner.
Three international presenters, plus a top line-up of New Zealand planning talent examine the Digital Future of planning.
Our Global Lineup….
Prof Tom Sanchez, Professor, Urban Affairs & Planning, Virginia Tech, USA has (with colleagues) recently published a survey looking at awareness and application of AI to planning. He’s looked at how the profession is missing out, and what it must consider to ‘catch up’ in a world now dominated by data scientists.
Dr Wei Yang, Chair, Wei Yang & Partners, UK; former President of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Wei Yang will present on Spatial Planning Reimagined. She’s a champion of digitally-enabled, place-based, whole systems to tackle the grand challenges of our time. A celebrated co-author (best seller: Humanistic Pure Land and Garden Cities; 2021) she will discuss the Digital Task Force for Planning’s work (an entity she co-founded) and its report outlining a blueprint for digital transformation of spatial planning – and what it means.
Claire Daniel, PhD scholar at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Claire is an urban planner and computer programmer whose abiding interest is the way planners use technology – or not – in their profession. This presentation will look at Tech and Planning, and argue ‘It’s time to take Charge’. There will be a discussion on how to prepare for digital transformation of the profession, showing how planners should be actively involved so digital efforts align with good planning outcomes.
New Zealand’s Talented Planning Lineup….
Dan Harvey (MfE) on Towards a modern, digital resource management system: opportunities in transition to the NBA & SPA.
Rihi Tenana(BBHTC - National Science Challenges) on Digital Working in a Māori World.
Matt Ensor(Beca) on What’s Practical, Happening Now.
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Tuesday 30 August.
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