UNANZ 2016 National Conference: Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals

27 May 12:00am - 28 May 12:00am
Quaker Centre, 113 Mt Eden Road, Auckland


Attend the United Nations Association Annual Conference in Auckland and hear a range of perspectives on how we can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The full programme can be found here, or viewed along with registration details here.

Keynote speakers include:

Dr. Dory Reeves, Professor of Planning at the University of Auckland.

Prior to joining the University of Auckland (UoA) in 2008 Dory worked as a planning consultant in the UK, specialising in equality and diversity in planning and public policy. She co-convenes the UN-Habitat Partnership group in the UoA and with Dr. Stephen Knight-Lenihan is co-ordinating the production of researchers of a state of New Zealand Report for Habitat III. She has contributed to the UN-Habitat Gender & Urban and Planning Report. She holds the RTPI certification as a planner. She is helping to lead an AKO Aotearoa project to better prepare planners, architects and engineers to work with Maori.

Dr. Stephen Knight-Leniha, Researcher and Lecturer in Environmental Planning, University of Auckland.

Prior to joining University of Auckland in 2010, Stephen worked as an environmental consultant in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and South Africa. Building on his core discipline of freshwater ecology, Stephen has worked on project-specific and strategic environmental impact assessments, and sustainable development projects assessing conservation and development objectives.

He has contributed to sustainable development policy documents and co-authored a text book on ecosystems and development in New Zealand. Part of his research is on the usefulness of resilience assessments for identifying ecologically sustainable development pathways.