• Hīhīaua : a Unitec Landscape / Architecture Studio 

      Bradbury, Matthew; Wang, X.; Byrd, Hugh; Melchiors, L.C. (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2017-11-21)
      In 2015 Whangarei District Council initiated the development of an urban strategy document for the development of the city centre. The Hīhīaua Peninsula was identified as a site for a waterfront development. The proposed ...
    • Cemeteries as healing landscapes 

      Bhatt, Komal (2016-07)
      Cemeteries are a key cultural element with a long history that have played a vital role in our constantly changing and evolving society. Due to globalization, multiculturalism has brought with it a mix of death customs and ...
    • Inconsistent coherence in post-quake Christchurch, New Zealand 

      Rennie, Julian (University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka), 2016-04)
      This paper discusses some of the complexities of interactions between people and places in the making and remaking of cities. The paper uses as a case study, Christchurch, New Zealand, which has in the past had the reputation ...
    • AGRIHOOD : a new peri-urban agriculture system for Auckland : towards a sustainable farming centered residential development 

      Chen, Shoujun (2016)
      With population growth predicted for Auckland, great food production will be required to feed the city (Auckland City Council, 2015). Auckland is already the country's largest customer of food markets, but the fossil-based ...
    • Living along the coast : building green defences to mitigate the negative effects of coastal erosion in Auckland 

      Luo, Qianlin (2016)
      Coastal erosion is a global issue that threatens human habitation and development. It has far-reaching impacts on environmental, economic, social aspects. Natural factors and human activities combined with climate change ...
    • The urban edge : an integrative approach towards a sustainable and resilient waterfront 

      Bhandari, Riyasp (2016)
      The human manipulation of landscape and environment has remained a prominent area of urban and environmental discourse over the past century. Contemporary urban waterfronts reflect and constitute changes in urban ecology, ...
    • Urban retrofitting. 

      Jawadi, Zara (2016)
      The global population is projected to rise to 9.6 billion people by 2050, with upward of 60% expected to move into urban areas (Alberti, 2005). Economic geography further suggests that the pressure to expand and availability ...
    • Creating an effective public transport network while also developing attractive coastal communities via designing new water-borne transport nodes in Auckland 

      Kangatharan, Shanmugam (2016)
      Transport infrastructure networks play a vital role in urban growth. Due to this reason, from the 1840s onwards, the transport network and roads have determined the urban growth of Auckland (Auckland Council, 2012). Auckland ...
    • Rising tides and the future of coastal communities 

      Noronha, Shayne (2016)
      Climate change will have tremendous implications for the design of landscapes and urban areas before the close of the 21st Century. Current projections suggest that increasing temperatures will cause significant sea-level ...
    • A delicate balancing act 

      Foote, Hamish; Griffiths, Pete (Unitec Institution of Technology, 2016)
      This paper examines a bicultural approach to the development of planting strategies for landscapes and asks the question: In what ways can vegetation help to create a bicultural landscape? The case studies discussed include ...
    • The sustainable landscape : brownfield site transformation 

      Xu, Junjie (2016)
      Auckland is growing rapidly and the Auckland Plan promotes a compact city model. This situation favours the redevelopment of brownfield sites in central areas of the city, to enable both the provision of housing close to ...
    • Preserving a green space network for a regional Auckland 

      Wang, Xinxin (2015-12-22)
      Large cities often become regional cities. This has become a global trend emerging in early 20th century. As the urbanised area grows, the connection with nature tends to weaken – therefore green space networks can play ...
    • Bringing schools to life through a co-design learning approach with children. 

      Wake, Sue (Architectural Science Association (ASA), 2015-12)
      This paper proposes that incorporating professional expertise (e.g. landscape architects and architects) in school ground greening projects, with a commitment towards engaging in a democratic ...
    • Cultural emergence : living in Aotearoa 

      Henderson, Ian (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-11-11)
      Treaty settlements in Aotearoa New Zealand have not only changed the economic base of Māori groups, but have also provided a catalyst for social, political, cultural and environmental change. The post-settlement period is ...
    • Landscape and cultural exchange [: landscapes of prophecy] 

      Graham, Tosh; Wake, Sue (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-11-11)
      This paper proposes the use of prophecy as an investigative tool for landscape analysis and explores how it could produce more culturally meaningful landscape outcomes. It investigates the relevance of indigenous prophecy ...
    • Auckland volcanic field build resilient framework on public open space 

      Gao, Yan; Popov, Nikolay (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-11-11)
      Auckland is a city built on volcanoes. Although the special volcanic landscape has brought benefits such as attracting foreign tourists and providing leisure for residents, it also brings potential risks. Volcanic eruption ...
    • A new peri-urban agricultural system for Auckland 

      Chen, Shoujun; Popov, Nikolay (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-11-11)
      With population growth predicted for Auckland, there will be a rise in the food production required to feed the city. Auckland is already the country’s largest customer of food markets, but the fossil fuel based agricultural ...
    • The emergence of a green network for a future regional Auckland 

      Wang, Xinxin; Bradbury, Matthew (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-11-11)
      This paper discusses how a green network for regional Auckland could emerge from a close study of both the ecological and social forces at work in contemporary New Zealand urbanism. The paper begins by reviewing the ...
    • Preserving a green space network for a regional Auckland 

      Wang, X.; Bradbury, Matthew (2015-11)
      As the largest urban region of New Zealand, Auckland is well known for its unique lifestyle with a clean, green environment. However, rapid urban growth and horizontal urban sprawl is threatening the very lifestyle that ...
    • Remediation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia : landscape strategies and collaboration 

      Heng, Rithy (2015-10)
      This research project investigates and proposes strategies for the remediation of a brownfield site in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The overarching strategy is collaboration, phased over time, between the Government, developers ...