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Auckland Conversations – Transport Planning as Freedom Planning

22 Nov 2018


Thursday 22 November 2018, 5.00pm - Thursday 22 November 2018, 7.00pm

  • 5pm – Networking & refreshments
  • 5.30pm – Start
  • 7pm – Finish

Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland City Centre, 71 Mayoral Dr, Auckland, 1010

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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.

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.

Join us at the Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland, from 5pm to 7pm on 22 November.