Auckland recently joined C40 which is a group of over 80 cities worldwide working to address climate change.
The executive director of C40 was recently in Auckland and while he was here held an Auckland Conversations talk. During his talk a lot of the focus was on transport and the huge role it has on shaping cities, making them more liveable and of course it’s impact on the climate. If you weren’t at the event or haven’t seen the video it is worth a watch.
It’s also worth highlighting the next Auckland Conversation which looks good is just 10 days away on April 7.
The Value of Well-Designed Cities
7 April 2016, doors open at 5pm.
In association with the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) Annual Conference. (link is external)
Joe Minicozzi, Principal of Urban3 (link is external), pioneers in geo-spatial representation of economic productivity. This helps communities make better decisions through the understanding of data and design. Joe’s work has prompted a paradigm shift in understanding the economic potency of well designed cities.
Joe’s multidisciplinary expertise with city planning in the public and private sectors, as well as his ingenuity with real estate finance, prompted the development of his award-winning analytical tools that have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Planetizen, Planning, and New Urban News.
Urban3’s research illustrates the benefits of urban density, heritage conservation and mixed-use developments. These have an economic impact that lead to creating sustainable and vibrant cities.