Past Christchurch Event: VOL 36

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VOL 36

September 17, 2018
@ Warren and Mahoney Office

In collaboration with the local branches of New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and Engineering New Zealand's Transportation Group, PechaKucha Night Christchurch is excited to be part of Festival of Architecture 2018 in Christchurch themed Circulating Our City. This is an informal conversation focused on discussing opportunities in our unique urban context, critique current accessibility solutions, and a forum to demonstrate the role of architecture and design in improving the quality of life in our city. 

This special event is held on Monday 17 September at Warren and Mahoney offices featuring a variety of speakers across industries, including urban and transport planners, architects, traffic engineers, designers and the next generation of thought leaders. 

Register for FREE here.

This is a free event, however registration is required. Please include your NZRAB number to collect CPD points.


WHEN: Monday 17 September (7pm door opens, 7:30pm event start)
WHERE: Warren and Mahoney office, 254 Montreal Street. 


Sponsors: NZIA Canterbury Branch, Warren and Mahoney, Engineering New Zealand's Transportation Group Canterbury/West Coast Branch.

VOL.36 Lineup

Joseph Hampton //  Architect // Circulating our City “Macro to Micro”

Greer O'Donnell // Urban Strategist, Entrepreneur and Director // on Integrative Design in our Built Environment 

Dr Glen Koorey // Transport Planner & Researcher // The Future of Transport will be MaaS-ive...

Charlotte Bebbington // The Bike Lady at Action Bicycle Club // Breaking the rules

Refreshment Break

Ryan Cooney // Operations Manager Future Transport - NZTA // To AV or not to AV: that is the question 

Rob Henderson // Project Manager - Christchurch Bike Share Pilot // Is public transport planning just for bureaucrats and consultants, or is there space for true community involvement?

Kirsten Corson // General Manager - Yoogo Share // Yoogo as an example of moving towards shared mobility in cities 

Nicholas Sewell // Architect, Grease Monkey, Style Guru // Fun and Cool: the R.A.D Style Guide

Simon Kingham // Professor and Chief Science Advisor // Imagining our transport future


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Integrative Design in Our Built Environment

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Greer O'Donnell is an urban strategist, entrepreneur and Director of the Urban Advisory, New Zealand's first dedicated urban strategy consultancy. Recently named a finalist in the Business Enterprise category of the Westpac-Stuff Women of Influence Greer is an agitator for change within her industry and in the way that we 'work', and in how we think about mental health and well-being.

The built environment exists only to serve people - at least in theory. The reality is, our 'man-made' environments are killing us. Through adopting an integrative approach to city building Greer uses examples from her journey working for the government on New Zealand's largest urban renewal programme (the Canterbury earthquake recovery), co-creating OHU (Office for Holistic Urbanism), the SYNC Collective, and the Urban Advisory and from a recent European study-tour of ethical development models, to explore how re-thinking city making (including our mobility systems) provides us with the opportunity to return balance to our living system; to people and to place.

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Breaking the Rules

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Charlotte Bebbington, a graphic designer left Christchurch for the megacity of Shanghai in 2008 where she lived out her 20's. Living in a city with rich cultural heritage intercepted by a modern metropolis and international influence as well as working for one of the biggest Architecture and Engineering firms in the world she experienced how people bring cities to life, making them vibrant and energetic places to live. The after effects of the Christchurch earthquakes fuelled a desire for Charlotte to put her creative juices and all that she had learned to use and give back to the city she grew up. In 2015 she opened Action Bicycle Club. Christchurch's first bike store dedicated to the urban cyclist.

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To AV or not to AV: that is the question

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Ryan Cooney is a has been involved in the transport sector for 18 years and during this time has observed a shift towards greater innovation and inclusion of technology. With a background in transport planning then moving to transport operations operations aiming to balance the pace of the rebuild with the needs of the community for access to where they need to go.

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The Future of Transport will be MaaS-ive...

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Glen Koorey has been a Principal with local transport consulting firm ViaStrada since 2016. Prior to that, he spent 12 years teaching and researching transportation at Canterbury University. He specializes in road safety and sustainable transport, particularly in the areas of speed management and providing for cycling, but has also been investigating the role of future transport technologies. In this Pecha Kucha, Glen introduces the concept of "Mobility as a Service (MaaS), because he believes that the immediate future of transport is more about connecting many travel options (and payment) seamlessly, not self-driving cars.

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Imagining our transport future

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Simon Kingham spends 3 days a week at the University of Canterbury where he is Professor of Geography. His research and teaching interests primarily focus on the impact of the urban environment on individual and community health and wellbeing. Much of his research uses geospatial science including some done through the GeoHealth Laboratory, of which he is the Director. His research is generally applied and carried out with end users with a strong community engagement focus.

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Yoogo as an example of moving towards shared mobility in cities

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Yoogo Share launched electric vehicle car sharing in Christchurch in December 2017. They released approximately 70 pure electric vehicles in 3 different locations around the city. From Nov to Dec they grew to 100 pure EV’s in 10 different locations. This was the biggest deployment of pure EV’s in New Zealand and it’s a world first launching with this volume of pure EV’s into a business and public car sharing offering.

Kirsten Corson, GM Yoogo Share delivers an overview of why car sharing with electric vehicles is a smart way to get around town.

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Fun and Cool: the R.A.D Style Guide

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Nicholas Sewell is a weekend warrior and volunteer at R.A.D bikes. He left Christchurch after high school and returned in the post-quake excitement of 2011 with a beard and long hair. He now has 2 kids, a mortgage, and a garage full of bikes.

RAD Bikes (Recycle A Dunger) is a not-for-profit community bike shed in central Christchurch. It is a workshop space where anyone can build or repair a bicycle for themselves and/or help restore bikes to give away. Nicholas has been involved with R.A.D bikes since it started as a gap filler project in 2013.

With the devastating style awareness that can only be developed in fatherhood, Nicholas will discuss how to look good on a bike this summer.

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Is public transport planning just for bureaucrats and consultants, or is there space for true community involvement?

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Rob Henderson worked tirelessly for 6 years promoting bike share as part of Christchurch's public transport network. After being told "now's not the time for new ideas" he crowd-funded and launched a bike share pilot, and built a local community in support of the idea; providing the basis for a city business case for bike share. Before watching consultants and overseas companies get all the rewards.

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Circulating our City “Macro to Micro”

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"The daily moments where you interact with a building, can they be moments where you tell the story of the city you're in, and connect yourself to the place?"

Joseph Hampton joined Warren and Mahoney in 2006 whilst studying towards his degree in architecture, graduating from Victoria University in 2007 with first class honours. He was appointed Associate in 2017.

Joseph has worked on many challenging projects requiring focused attention to design, detailing and overall project coordination. Joseph is an extremely talented Architect having won numerous awards and scholarships over the past five years. Of particular interest and strength is integrating innovative and environmentally sustainable building systems into contemporary architecture. Joseph also completed his Green Star Accreditation in June 2008.  

In this PechaKucha, Joseph talked about the importance of weaving in identity and acknowledging bi-cultural practice when designing for cities. He discussed the need to design spaces that celebrate equality and diversity from 'Macro to Micro'.

Robert Henderson
Entrepreneur, Christchurch Bike Share in Christchurch
Charlotte Bebbington
The Bike Lady at Action Bicycle Club, Action Bicycle Club in Christchurch
Greer O'Donnell
in Christchurch
Ryan Cooney
in Christchurch
Glen Koorey
Principal - Senior Traffic Engineer & Transport Planner, ViaStrada in Christchurch
Simon Kingham
in Christchurch
Kirsten Corson
in Auckland
Nicholas Sewell
in Christchurch
Joseph Hampton
in Christchurch