Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fiji and Tonga

I have always wondered what planning systems were in place for the Pacific Islands. The lecture today was very interesting... it is staggering that there are only 3 planners in all of Fiji! Planning must be an increadibly stressful task for those planners and a difficult job to deliver quality urban planning. I wonder how Fiji is coping with the tourism industry and the conflict with the native ownership of the islands where resorts are established. This would be interesting to explore more...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Chinese Planning

I thought that Kai's lecture on Chinese planning was thoroughly interesting and has sparked a bit of an interest in travelling through China to see what it's all about on the ground. The concept of the Danweis was particularly interesting... a sustainable form of development which NZ should perhaps be thinking of on a smaller scale. The Danweis related to my first assignment on gated communities which discussed the social segregation that gated communities cause in developing countries. I wonder if this would be the case in China? Something to ponder....

Monday, September 22, 2008

U Tube

Visit the World Bank website for short films on some of
the pressing planning issues related and shared by the world.

Post your thoughts.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

2 weeks from now

Hi Kathy

The planning students are looking forward to getting together in a couple of weeks time. They are aiming to present their ideas for the first of their articles for th NZPI quarterly.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hi from architecture

Hi planners,

my students are looking forward to meeting you all in a couple of weeks and getting your input on our projects. Strange how we all inhabit the same building but rarely speak or cross paths!

Kathy Waghorn, architecture

Monday, August 4, 2008

A study tour of Seattle, Portland and Vancouver

On Wednesday August 6th Keith Hall CEO of the NZPI will present the study tour findings to a group of students at the University of Auckland.