The focus of the conference was that ground is at the heart of planning. When we build, we must break ground. In a figurative sense, planners must constantly break new ground by adopting new technologies and fresh approaches to planning practice. The 2018 NZPI Conference, Breaking New Ground, picked up on these themes by looking at new methods influencing professional practice, as well as planning for both growth and decline. Tauranga, as a key urban hub located within the thriving economy of the Bay of Plenty and this kind of economic growth does not come without its challenges, such as the pressures of growth and development on our natural environment.
Victoria spoke at the Papa Pounamu Hui segment of the conference about the design trends in Papakainga and Maori Land Development in Tauranga Moana 2018. You can read Victoria's presentation by clicking here.