Scala series: 5 continents: 5 gardens
Date:16 August 2018, 12:30pm - 23 August 2018, 1:30pm
A discussion about planting design in different cultural and climatic contexts. Andy Hamilton is an Auckland-based Landscape Architect (a former student of Unitec) who is the director of his own studio. The practice has urban and rural projects around New Zealand as well as a number of international projects.
Our changing world. Massey University, Albany
Date:30 August 2018, 6:30pm - 29 November 2018, 8:00pm
Thursday 30 August 2018. Whose community? What can the Ancients teach us about merging and mixing? | Dr Anastasia Bakogianni, Dr David Rafferty ***** A series of 10 free public lectures - Albany campus, Auckland Will cyber-terrorism or North Korea be the biggest threats to our security? How will a culturally diverse society hold together, and what impact will the digital age have on future learning? Can mindfulness, poetry or religion be our secret weapons to cope with it all? These are among themes in a thought-provoking series of free public talks by leading lecturers, researchers and writers from Massey University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, aimed at helping us get to grips with captivating and unsettling developments at home and abroad. ***** Flying under the radar: New Zealand’s fearless airmen of WWI Thursday 26 April 2018 | Dr Adam Claasen[http://www.
Fast Forward 2018. Doing medium density well 2
Date:29 August 2018, 6:30pm - 26 September 2018, 8:00pm
29 August | Phil Twyford, Minister of Housing and Urban Development | Housing, Urban Development and Transport Fast Forward is the School of Architecture and Planning's biannual lecture series. It aims to foster debate, discussion and development within the disciplines of architecture, urban design and urban planning. This semester we focus again on the question: how can we do medium density well? With the 2016 Unitary Plan supporting an increase in the density and height of terraced housing and apartments, Auckland has decided to grow up.
Conference: Third International Conference on Well-Being and Public Policy
Date:5 September 2018, 9:00am - 7 September 2018, 6:00pm
The conference aims to (1) critically evaluate the rapidly expanding field of well-being research across a range of disciplines; (2) share the work of leading international organisations; and (3) distill ideas and practices which will aid governments in developing a well-being approach to public policy. Three plenary speakers announced so far include Edward Diener[https://psych. utah.
Aotearoa in 2030
Date:18 July 2018, 12:30pm - 22 August 2018, 1:30pm
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.