RIMU symposium 2017. Today's evidence for tomorrow's Auckland. Programme and presentations

Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Publication date:


Sir Paul Reeves Building, room WG308

Auckland University of Technology

2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland

4 July 2017, 8.45am to 4.30pm

08:45 – 08:50

Mihi whakatau

08:50 – 09:00

Opening: The Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome: Dr Lucy Baragwanath, Manager Research and Evaluation

09:10 – 10:00

Keynote speech: Sir Peter Gluckman, Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.

Principles and structures of science advice - placing within a city perspective 

10.00 – 10.15            Morning tea

10:15 – 11:30

Session 1. Population growth and change

Reflections on a revolution: Auckland’s population 2013-2033

Reflections on a revolution: Auckland’s population 2013-2033 summary
Special guest, Professor Richard Bedford, President, Royal Society of New Zealand

The times, they are (structurally) ageing – Alison Reid

Chicken or egg: planning by numbers – Kyle Balderston

11:30 – 12:45 pm

Session 2. Understanding place: spatial analysis for policy

Understanding housing demand in Auckland – Dr Mario Fernandez

The business of walking: the relationship between pedestrians and productivity in Auckland’s CBD  – Grant Lawrence and Mehrnaz Rohani

Exploring the uncharted: can we estimate groundwater takes? – Chad Hu

The space race: finding ways for a smart city to use its land – Dr Nancy Golubiewski

12.45 – 1.45             Lunch break 

1.45 – 2.55

Session 3. Beyond home ownership

Auckland’s housing shortage and what it means
Special guestDavid Norman, Chief Economist, Auckland Council

Renting in Auckland: who, what, why? – Dr Jennifer Joynt

Renting affordability: who will teach our children? – Penelope Tuatagaloa

Vulnerable populations and renting – Jacob Otter

What does this all mean? From evidence to policy
Special guest, Deb Edwards, Community and Social Policy, Auckland Council

3.00 – 4.15

Session 4. Today’s evidence for tomorrow’s environment

Environmental monitoring: why do we collect data and what is it telling us? – Dr Craig Bishop

Environmental data: our road map to Auckland’s past and future – Environment team:

 Case study 1: Whau River investigation – Marcus Cameron and Kristi Holland

 Case study 2: developing a High Air Pollution Prediction Model – Dr Nick Talbot

 Case study 3: Auckland’s remarkable urban forest – Dr Craig Bishop

 Case study 4: the biggest, the fastest, the deepest. When the rain falls and water levels rise – Nick Holwerda

What does the future hold? – Dr Craig Bishop  

4.15 – 4.30

Wrap up: Dr Lucy Baragwanath


Last updated: 2017-07-21