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To champion the study of management in public sector within the Massey Business School, with a particular emphasis on sub-national - especially local- government within Aotearoa/NZ
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Associate Professor Christine Cheyne is Resource & Environmental Planning Programme Co-ordinator in the School of People, Environment and Planning. Her research focuses on local government (including local political leadership, funding, long-term planning, electoral participation/voter turnout and local government reorganisation), environmental and conservation policy and planning, transport policy and planning and public participation in policy and planning processes. She has extensive knowledge of the local govenrment, resource management and conservation legislation. Her current research focuses on collaborative planning and governance in natural resource management, active transport, shared transport and the development of low carbon urban environments. She has been a member of the Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board (2004-2014) and has been a member of the Horizons (Manawatu Regional Council) Regional Transport Committee for several terms since 2005. In 2006-2007 she was a member of the independent Local Government Rates Inquiry Panel. She is an Associate Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute and a member of the core group (executive) of the New Zealand Association of Impact Assessment.
Associate Professor Christine Cheyne is a senior staff member of Massey's Resource and Environmental Planning programme. Her research focuses on urban and natural resource planning issues and, in particular, community engagement in planning processes, She is an expert on various aspects of local government including representation, participation, political leadership and electoral systems. She also has had a long-standing involvement in transport planning. She has worked at Massey University since 1990 and prior to that worked in local government. She is currently an advisory member of the Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui) Regional Council Regional Transport Committee representing active and public transport..
21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management
Field of research codes
Built Environment And Design (120000): Community Planning (120501):
Environment Policy (160507):
Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504):
Policy and Administration (160500): Public Policy (160510): Studies In Human Society (160000):
Transport Planning (120506): Urban Analysis and Development (120507): Urban and Regional Planning (120500):
Urban Policy (160514)
Project Title: Learning from the UK experience of Living Labs
Date Range: 2013 - 2013
Funding Body: Massey University
Associate Professor Christine Cheyne's past and present teaching include sustainability planning, transport policy and planning, advanced research methods, planning processes under the Local Government Act 2002, Conservation Act 1987, Resource Mangement Act 1991 and Land Transport Management Act 2003.
Asquith, A., Brunton, M., & Robinson, D. (2014). Political influence on public-private partnerships in the public health sector. International Journal of Public Administration,38(3), 179-188. doi: 10.1080/01900692.2014.929590
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