COLLABORATIVE STUDENT AND COMMUNITY DESIGN IN A TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING A FLOOD RESILIENT WATERFRONT IN NEW ZEALAND

Wang, Xinxin and Bradbury, Matthew and Melchiors, Lucia and Byrd, Hugh (2018) COLLABORATIVE STUDENT AND COMMUNITY DESIGN IN A TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING A FLOOD RESILIENT WATERFRONT IN NEW ZEALAND. In: Climate Change Planning. ISOCARP, The Hague, pp. 1-377. ISBN 978-94-90354-53-4

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COLLABORATIVE STUDENT AND COMMUNITY DESIGN IN A TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING A FLOOD RESILIENT WATERFRONT IN NEW ZEALAND

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The environmental effects of climate change pose numerous issues to urban development located along coastal areas. New Zealand, an island nation surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, is facing great challenges caused by sea-level rise and more frequent extreme storm events. Therefore, planning resilient waterfronts that adapt to the changing climate is vital to the creation of sustainable urban development in New Zealand coastal cities. Although research on rising sea levels has led to several national guidelines and policies, plans and actions have not been adequately developed at the local government and community levels. To deliver a climate adaptation plan that could motivate the local communities requires innovative design solutions and close engagement with community members to ensure their real needs are met. This article presents a case study in Whangarei, New Zealand that demonstrates how student-community engagement can shape a sustainable urban waterfront adapted to the changing climate. The Hīhīaua Peninsula project was initiated by Momentum North (MN), a community group founded in 2016 based on Northland Region, in collaboration with the Hīhīaua Community and Unitec Institute of Technology. Hīhīaua Peninsula was chosen as the first project because of its central location, its waterfront features, as its consistency with plans from the Whangarei District Council.

Keywords:Climate change, waterfront, New Zealand
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
F Physical Sciences > F860 Climatology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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ID Code:33818
Deposited On:05 Mar 2019 11:49

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