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ICW Forum: Designing for inner city living environments

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Inner city residential development in Wellington will continue to increase in the immediate and foreseeable future in response to the projected population growth, the shortfall of housing and a desire to live closer to city. What sort of buildings and internal spaces do we want to live in as we increasingly move to medium and high density housing? How do we ensure the developments support the goals of a people-centred city and a dynamic central city?

The process of reviewing the current District Plan is about to begin. This is a good time to start thinking about what we would like to see in the future Plan to guide developments to achieve those goals.

Daryl Cockburn, a Committee member for the Architectural Centre and an architect, will provide some thoughts on the fundamentals in design and development to achieve good inner city living environments.

The Architectural Centre's Manifesto for Architecture includes 'Architecture must facilitate better living' and 'Urban Environments must be planned (but not only by planners). The Centre's Manifesto for Housing states 'High density neighbourhoods must provide good open space amenity'.  

Come along and hear Daryl and share your thoughts on what are the fundamental requirements for inner city living environments.  

Gold coin entry to cover venue costs. Drinks are available from the bar. Socialising from 5:30. The talk starts at 6 PM and will be followed by questions and discussion. 

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