Tue 8 Nov 2022 AT 17:30 pm , Auckland

New Professionals - Innovative Solutions to Climate Change in Tāmaki Makaurau

Our climate is changing and as emissions continue to rise, we are seeing more extreme events regionally and across the world. In Tāmaki Makaurau, we have experienced one of the wettest winters in our city’s history.

The New Professionals Auckland Team are hosting an event that will focus on how to build and provide resilient solutions through effective planning and policy-making. We have a Q&A Panel Discussion with a range of leading experts and change makers in the climate change and resilience space.

Our Panelists:

  • Urban Mobility Manager at Waka Kotahi / NZTA – Kathryn King has 15 years’ experience in urban planning. In her role at NZTA she advises on creating friendlier, healthier streets for people across Aotearoa. Previously, she led the walking, cycling and safety department at Auckland Transport for four years, overseeing a phenomenal rise in people cycling in Aotearoa’s largest city.
  • Founder of Auckland Climate Festival – Michelle Kennedy trained as a strategic urban planner and is the founder of the Auckland Climate Festival. Michelle is a visionary thinker and a calculated risk taker, passionate about collaboration and the generation of new and innovative ideas.
  • Māori Outcomes Lead at Auckland Council – Terry Smith’s working experience covers the full spectrum of social, cultural, political and economic areas that impact on Māori. Terry currently leads ‘Kia ora te taiao’ the environmental outcome in Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau (Council’s Māori Outcomes framework).
  • Community Organiser – Boopsie Maran is the founder and director of Places for Good, a collaborative of community advocates, planners, landscape architects, and artists, applying resilience and grit to projects across Tāmaki Makaurau. Her approach to community activation and tactical urbanism places a significant priority on action-oriented partnerships with schools, urban precincts, and citizen-experts.


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