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Auckland Climate Festival begins 12 October

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The Auckland Climate Festival has announced over 40 events today, running from 12-31 October aimed at celebrating and accelerating climate action, including talks on build-to-rent schemes and designing for climate change.

Rangatahi, local government and businesses from across sectors like Warren and Mahoney, Tonkin and Taylor, Deloitte and Toitū are all taking part in this festival – which will feature both online events and in-person events if COVID levels allow. Individuals and businesses can even register their own events to engage patrons in discussions on everything from creating a more sustainable business to lowering your carbon footprint through local kai.

Festival founder, Michelle Kennedy, says, “I’m in awe of the quality of what’s planned for Auckland Climate Festival, and the creativity of our event partners in embracing COVID-safe formats. Panel discussions, events and even exhibitions have been redesigned to be virtual if necessary, which means we can run the festival on the planned dates and broaden our reach to international audiences.”

A few highlights for professionals in the built environment include:

Build to rent, sustainable, low carbon communities

From the New Zealand Green Building Council in conjunction with the Urban Design Forum, this online event will “discuss how these large residential, high-density developments can be designed to address the housing shortage while delivering sustainable, healthy communities”.

19 October 2021 at 12:00pm

Climate action through design: Architects and engineers panel discussion

Warren and Mahoney and Cosgroves “invite you to hear architects and engineers talk about their low carbon vision for Auckland and how we can practice climate action through design to accelerate this shift”.

28 October 2021, more details coming soon

Women in Urbanism walking tour

Women in Urbanism will host this two hour tour where “you will learn how the streets and spaces we take for granted were originally formed and how they could change again to encourage our more climate-friendly modes of transport.”

15 October 2021, time TBC

Climate Change: The emission reduction imperative

Tonkin and Taylor along with Te Whakahaere, Auckland Council and Local Government New Zealand will host an online event for a discussion ”focusing on the urgency and challenges of reducing emissions for local government and communities”.

20 October 2021 at 11:00am

Keep an eye on the Auckland Climate Festival website for the most up to date information on events and to register to attend, as some details may change due to shifting COVID-19 levels.

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