A quick look at some upcoming events in the world of architecture and urbanism:


27-30th October

is the inaugural ‘crit week’ at the Victoria School of Architecture, where the architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture students present our final projects for the year. In addition, public lectures are running at 6pm on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Be sure to click the image to the right for a full view of the schedule.

30th October

is the deadline for public input on the proposed Manners Mall changes. Making a submission is surprisingly easy, and can be done online.


4th November

is the date of the Humanising the City round-table discussion at the City Gallery. Myself, Penny Allan (VUW  Landscape Architecture Programme Director), Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman (Director, NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities), Mike Mellor (Vice President, Living Streets Aotearoa) will be discussing the role, processes and goals of urban design in Wellington, in a discussion chaired by Tom Beard (WCC urban designer, ex-wellurban blogger). It starts off at 12.30, so be sure to drop by then,  and to also check out both the new gallery itself, and the other exhibitions on offer.

4th November (updated)

is the date of the Outer-T competition results announcements. An exhibition of the finalists at the Waterfront Information Centre will open the same day.

11th November – 23 November

is the end-of-year exhibition at Victoria School of Architecture, showcasing the best work of the graduating students. The public can drop  by anytime between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.

27th November

is the deadline for public input on the proposed changes to the Wellington District Plan. Changes 72 and 73 aim to establish specific areas that will accommodate much of Wellington’s future growth. Focused on the Kilbirnie and Johnsonville , these changes have the potential to greatly affect the character of these town centers by guiding development towards medium-density housing options, and through a (presumably council-led) provision of more quality open spaces.

30th November

is the deadline for public input on the proposed Wellington 2040 development framework. The final ‘drop in’ session in which the changes can be discussed with council staff, is on the 2nd of November (between 12 and 2). Again, feedback can be submitted online.

I think thats about it. Be sure to let me know if anything I may have missed in the comments.