Senior Analyst, New Zealand Urban Design Protocol Ministry for theEnvironment
The Urban Design Protocol and its influence on towns and cities growth
The New Zealand Urban Design Protocol was launched in 2005 with signatories making a voluntary commitment to undertake specific urban design initiatives. In the last 5 years signatory numbers to the Protocol have increased from 80 to over 170, made up of primarily of local government and consultants. This presentation examines
the recent research that shows how the Protocol has improved the understanding of urban design and has influenced current urban design frameworks and statutory documents. Ultimately this will influence how towns and cities grow if there is the urban design skills and capacity to undertake these challenges.