Planetary health and geology: how do rocks and people connect?
Date:1 May 2018, 4:30pm - 1 May 2018, 5:30pm
We have one earth, aged 4. 5 billion years. Geology illuminates space-time processes, explaining Earth-evolution.
Fascination science. Whale rescues: wildly irresponsible or responsible for the wild?
Date:24 April 2018, 7:00pm - 24 April 2018, 8:30pm
Despite costly, logistically challenging efforts to rescue live whales during a stranding, there remains a disconcerting lack of animal welfare evidence, including the impacts of human manipulation and the fate of rescued individuals. Karen talks about a record breaking 600 whale stranding event in Feb 2017, and the social, ethical and animal welfare issues surrounding rescue attempts. She offers considerations for future discourse, research and practice in the broader context of conservation welfare.
Doing urban space well
Date:13 March 2018, 6:30pm - 9 May 2018, 8:00pm
Fast Forward Autumn 2018 - The University of Auckland The School of Architecture and Planning's twice-annual talk series, Fast Forward, aims to foster debate, discussion and development within the disciplines of architecture, urban design and urban planning. This series we focus on the question: how can we do urban space well? As Auckland's population continues to grow and the city intensifies, a key challenge will be to provide high quality urban spaces. How can our urban spaces provide the liveability that has been the catch-cry for development in recent years? How can our designers make the most of our climate, culture and topography to provide for vibrant social activity, sustainable commerce and robust built form? From March to May, we offer a series of talks and discussions, ranging from design to politics and policy, to support both the public and the profession in ensuring Auckland's procurement of pertinent urban space.