What if we planned public transport with a goal of personal freedom? Join us at Auckland Conversations as we explore this idea with Jarrett Walker, one of the original designers of Auckland's new bus network.
5:00pm: Networking & refreshments
The challenge of public transit today is not just having good ideas but being able to explain them. It's crucial to integrate the task of planning with the tasks of explanation and of creating leading innovative processes that engage and empower the public. The goal is managing behaviour change in a positive way – changing the way people travel and the positive outcomes that can produce for Auckland.
Jarrett Walker, a popular speaker and author of the popular book Human Transit, is one of the field’s great explainers. His worldwide transit consulting practice is all about helping communities see their options, and think about their goals, so that they make great decisions for themselves.
We aim to start a conversation here about how transit works, what choices it presents, and how we can use it to create a better Auckland with some real-life examples of change that’s about to reshape the way we use the CBD and beyond.
Eddie Tuiavii, Senior Hearings Advisor at Auckland Council will MC the night. Jarret will also be joined by a panel of industry experts including:
Jessica Rose, Albert Eden Local Board member and representative for Women in Urbanism Auckland
Daniel Newcombe, Manager Strategic Projects, Central, North & West, Auckland Transport
Ludo Campbell-Reid, Design Champion and General Manager Auckland Design Office, Auckland Council
This Auckland Conversation is brought to you in partnership with Auckland Transport and with support from MRCagney, celebrating 15 years in Aotearoa.
Reduce your impact on congestion, emissions and parking. Plan your trip and bike to the event! There will a bike rack available outside the main lobby entrance.