Stephen Olsen

Ready, set, fire: 10 proposals for joined-up urban design

Redesigning New Zealand

Ready, set, fire: 10 proposals for joined-up urban design

Two sets of proposals advocating for better urban design in New Zealand have been pitched at the Government in quickfire succession since this year's Urbanism New Zealand conference. Here, Stephen Olsen takes a look at what conference delegates and the NZIA have separately offered up.

Design on the mind

Stephen Olsen shares what happened at a talk about architectural design featuring Sir David Adjaye, the award-winning designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the United States.

Explorative storytelling vaudevillian Matt Checkowski is touching down in New Zealand well ahead of Wellington's second Semi-Permanent, starting next Friday 18 October, and is primed to reveal more about his sometimes mysterious creative hub The Department of the 4th Dimension, also known as The D4D.

Those listening closely at this week’s Green Property Summit in Auckland would have picked up on a growing desire to accelerate the pace of change, complementing New Zealand’s maturing acceptance of what can be achieved by scaling up green building developments.