brings together public, government and built environment professionals with developers to create an influential hub of city design excellence.
where ideas and intelligent responses to climate resilience, transport needs, and high density housing can be tackled and debated in a cohesive, productive, holistic way.
an independent organisation dedicated to shaping better cities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
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THE URBAN ROOM Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland invites developers, government bodies, planners and engineers, architects and urban designers, lawyers, land agents and others to work together to stimulate ideas for a better city.
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To be an independent centre of conversations that raise the bar for city design in Aotearoa.
To draw together passionate and talented individuals from related professions to brainstorm solutions to our urban challenges.
To promote better outcomes in housing, transport and public and private projects.
Why we need it
A city is a collaborative effort. Tāmaki Makaurau is at a key point in its history, and needs a centre in which people can gather to share their aspirations for this remarkable place, and put plans in place to make these aspirations a reality.
Too often, our professions are siloed and our expertise is under-valued, resulting in wasted efforts and misdirected funding.
We need an ‘honest broker’ dedicated to bringing the right people together to make sense of our city. We need an independent organisation that can unite the key players behind a collective vision.
The Urban Room will:
bring together developers, the public, government, and cross-sector professionals dedicated to making Tāmaki Makaurau a better city.
bring leaders in diverse organisations together, supporting them, encouraging them, and giving them a platform for their endeavours.
be a thought leader, producing research, exhibitions, events and publications year-round to share knowledge and debate the key opportunities and challenges facing Tāmaki Makaurau.
foster meaningful connections between people and place, using creative methods of engagement to encourage active participation in the future of our buildings, streets and neighbourhoods.
nurture a clear vision for the future of the city, which will be previewed through city models on permanent display.
create a 3D printed model of the ‘super’ city today and its context as it evolves.
promote a collective understanding of what needs to happen when, by challenging business as usual.
The Urban Room includes membership, sponsorship, advertising and events opportunities.
Business and Personal memberships.
- Access market intelligence and develop knowledge across the industry.
- Access to thought leadership events, research papers, presentations.
- Build your network at The Urban Room events.
Aligning companies with The Urban Room programme of events, thereby raising profile and enabling corporate responsibility.
Showcasing companies to our network of professionals.
Partnering opportunities for regular events.
Our model for The Urban Room is based on London’s New London Architecture. These are some of the things that the property industry says about the New London Architecture.’
We have a temporary home located on the waterfront at 188 Quay Street.
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