Urban design champ visits

There will be an opportunity to ask questions when Auckland’s leading urban designer Ludo Campbell-Reid visits Warkworth this month.

Auckland ‘Design Champion’ Ludo Campbell-Reid will present a unique perspective on urban design in a small town context when he speaks in Warkworth on September 15.

Ludo’s presentation is part of the Warkworth Town Hall Talks series, jointly organised by Mahurangi Action and One Warkworth.

Campbell-Reid is an internationally recognised urban design thought-leader, city planning expert and international keynote speaker, with more than 24 years public/private sector experience on large-scale city transformation projects.

He was the founding chief executive of Urban Design London, a pan-London organisation established to lift urban design quality in London.

He was appointed as Auckland’s first ever Design Champion in 2006 and is now general manager of Auckland Council’s Auckland design office, a department charged with spearheading the city’s design-led renaissance.

His job is to achieve design excellence in Council plans, policies and projects, working alongside the private sector and community to deliver exemplary design outcomes. This also involves promoting Auckland’s design-led city agenda across Council, the wider Auckland community and internationally.

The Property Council NZ accorded Ludo an Auckland Property People Award, in the Urban Design & Architecture Category, last year for his pivotal role in transforming and revitalising Auckland.

He is also a founding trustee of Sea Cleaners Charitable Trust, an organisation which has removed 4.3 million litres of plastic and rubbish from Waitemata Harbour and waterways since 2002.

The free talk will be held at the Town Hall, starting at 5.30pm. Doors open at 5pm. All welcome.


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