Maori part of future cities plan
|20 Sep 2017 16:00 PM|
New Zealand cities need to change, and acknowledging their Maori history and presence is part of it.
That's an element in a new book put together by the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities, hosted at the University of Otago, Wellington.
Lead author Professor Howden-Chapman says while a lot of attention has been placed on the rural sector, 86 per cent of New Zealanders live in towns and cities.
Drawing on a decade of research in five universities, crown research institutes and private think tanks, the book sets out how cities might resolve the challenges of providing quality, affordable housing, designing healthy transport systems and dealing with climate change.
Maori researchers have looked at the foundation role Maori have had in shaping urban spaces and giving us a sense of history and place - especially where iwi have received major Treaty settlements.
Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities will be launched at Unity Books in Wellington tomorrow.
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