NZPI invites industry leaders, business managers, technical specialists, planners, peers from allied professionals, local and central government representatives, iwi, environmental advocates, scientists, researchers, academics and tertiary students to attend 'Changing Places' 2017.
As part of a dynamic, varied and challenging profession, planners are involved in a wide range of initiatives, working in and across various central and local government organisations, private consultancies and related professional bodies around the world.
The planning framework and practice is evolving with changes in legislation, new local government structures and the influence of case law. The natural environment and our towns and urban areas are subject to new pressures that need to be considered and addressed.
Planning is at a new threshold, our communities are smarter and engaging with new technology in unprecedented numbers. In response, local government and private sector companies are investing in new technology, software and systems to deliver, capture and engage citizens and planners alike in the regulatory process and the monitoring of planning outcomes.
#changingplacesNZ provides the opportunity to update yourself, meet your peers and share your experiences in both professional and social settings.