ITE has been supporting and collaborating with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) for the past several years with some ITE members including International District 8 Director Don McKenzie contributing to NACTO guidelines including the Global Street Design Guide and the Transit Design Guide. NACTO’s Skye Duncan (Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative) is an urban designer with over a decade of experience in urban design, planning and landscape architecture. She was previously New York City Department of City Planning’s Senior Urban Designer. During March, Skye Duncan will present to Auckland audiences the upcoming Global Street Design Guide and discuss opportunities for cities to be creative about the infrastructure they already have, and improve the capability of urban streets to support a healthy, liveable, and sustainable future.
ITE ANZ is supporting Skye’s presentation to the Institute of Professional Engineers’ NZ Transportation Group Annual Transportation Conference being held in Auckland next week: 7 – 9 March 2016 (see http://www.ipenztgconference.co.nz/ for details and last minute registration). If you are attending the conference her speaking session will be :
Keynote Presentation: Designing the World’s Street (Skye Duncan, NACTO)
Date: Monday 7 March – 2.00pm
Venue: Princes Ballroom, Pullman Hotel, Princes Street, Auckland
Skye will also be speaking to a free Auckland Conversations event in Auckland on the evening of Tuesday 8 March (see http://conversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ for more details and registration).
Date: Tuesday 8 March
Venue: Viaduct Events Centre, Halsey Street, Auckland
Time: 5pm – Networking (cash bar)
5.30pm – Presentation by Skye Duncan, NACTO
7pm – Event closes
For those ITE ANZ members (and their partners and guests) in Auckland for the IPENZ Transportation Conference, there will be a social gathering at the Tyler Street Garage (www.tylerstreetgarage.co.nz) from 6.30pm on Monday 7 March. Don McKenzie is hoping to pull full a few strings to get Skye Duncan to join the event for at least some of the time during this evening. If you are interested in joining, please email Giulia Jones at the Auckland TDG office at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +64 9 531 4807.