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Social and institutional environment planning
Treaty-led planning; resilient and just communities; policy; governance and legislative frameworks; collaborative and participatory processes; ecological economics; environmental assessment; GIS and other tools.
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Kids in the city
"Kids in the city" examined the relationship between children's physical activity and the built environment. The project provided information about children's experiences of Auckland neighbourhoods to Waitematā Local Board when it was liaising with UNICEF on child-friendly city accreditation.
Partnerships for healthy estuaries
Professor Murray Patterson is leading a project focusing on empowering iwi and hapū to be strong partners in the co-management of estuaries in the Tauranga harbour. The project benefits the community and wider New Zealand through improved knowledge of estuarine ecosystem health, resilience and function.
Planning Practice in New Zealand
Associate Professor Caroline Miller’s Planning Practice in New Zealand is the first text to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive discussion of the practical issues and challenges faced in the application of planning law in New Zealand.
Smart mobility: social, economic and environmental impacts and opportunities of "Mobility as a Service".
Transport is being transformed by technologies including electric vehicles and connected and autonomous vehicles. This research looks at the opportunities associated with new transport technologies to reduce transport's environmental effects and address social and economic disadvantage.
Jermi Haning's research examines how the voices of small-scale fishers can be incorporated in marine management policy in the Coral Triangle Region with a case study in Indonesia.Doctor of Philosophy
Suryani Eka Wijaya
Suryani Eka Wijaya's research uses a multi-level governance lens to examine the relations between and distribution of power among actors in Bus Rapid Transit investment decisions in the Indonesian cities of Bandung and Surabaya.Doctor of Philosophy
Weqas Ali's study reviews the role of environmental assessment in permitting large-scale infrastructure projects using New Zealand’s Tukituki Catchment Proposal as a case study.Doctor of Philosophy
Meet our graduates
As part of my planning degree I undertook research on how planners can support Māori in re-establishing and sustaining Māori mara kai as part of New Zealand’s cultural heritage.Hinetákoha Hayley May Millar Viriaere
Policy planner, Wairoa District Council
Master of Resource and Environmental Planning