Aotearoa in 2030

University of Auckland
Publication date:
18 July 2018, 12:30pm - 22 August 2018, 1:30pm
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University of Auckland, lecture theatre Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street, Auckland

2018 Winter Lecture Series - The University of Auckland

Predictions about the changes that Aotearoa/New Zealand is likely to encounter in the next dozen years is the topic of the 2018 Winter Lecture Series, taking place at the University of Auckland through July and August.

Aotearoa in 2030 is the theme of the six-lecture series, presented by local and international experts, which delves into the pressing social and environmental challenges the country faces.

The Faculty of Science Sustainability Network has put together a weekly series which traverses topics from conservation to urban change.  Professor Quentin Atkinson says “the series is about getting people to think beyond today’s headlines or the next election cycle and ask what we can hope for in the New Zealand of 2030.”

Speakers include an Earth system scientist who specialises in integrating indigenous knowledge and science, a Professor of Green Chemistry, a social anthropologist who specialises in water and indigenous rights, ecologists, conservation biologists, psychologists and philosophers, to name a few.

Professor Atkinson says “this exciting line-up of speakers with diverse perspectives from across the sciences is guaranteed to get people thinking about where we’re heading and where we want to go.”

Wednesdays 12.30-1.30pm, 18 July to 22 August 2018.


18 July: Our Civil Society in 2030: Spiralling polarisation or democratic renewal?

25 July: New Zealand Conservation in 2030: Predator free and thinking about the trees

1 August: Our Rivers in 2030

8 August: Green Chemistry in 2030

15 August: Our Oceans in 2030

22 August: Liveable Cities in 2030. Pathways to active, inclusive cities in 2030



Last updated: 2018-07-18