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Practice Lead and Principal Consultant, Cities and Places, Jacobs

David has over 20-years’ experience in the public-private sectors, involved in delivery vehicles for regeneration and development and in city and place shaping.  He is an urban regeneration practitioner, holding a Masters in this field, along with being a qualified Planning and Development Property Surveyor, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors certified. David served as a Board member of the UK's Institute of Economic Development for 5 years. He recently joined global professional services business Jacobs, to head up its Cities & Places Advisory business in New Zealand.




Regenerating Places in New Zealand

Regeneration of places in a pandemic world


Urban regeneration in New Zealand is on the ascendancy, with the Government giving greater importance to it, not least in urban infrastructure investments being made or planned. In response to this trend, David will explore how places can use urban regeneration and delivery models to help shape and grow places. Further, he will explore the assertion that effective urban regeneration is best achieved within a strategic and comprehensive framework - not simply property led renewal. He will also explore how the COVID19 pandemic will further exemplify the need for regeneration in cities, and how it has disrupted how we have looked at cities and city centres.

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