2016 hosts

Panuku Development Auckland

Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) is Auckland Council’s urban regeneration agency. Panuku is a Māori word that means ‘to move forward’ and that is what we are helping Auckland do.

Auckland is experiencing huge growth, our role is to help redevelop parts of our city to help respond to that growth.

Panuku was formed in September 2015 following a merger between two Auckland Council organisations, Waterfront Auckland and Auckland Council Property Limited.

Waterfront Auckland hosted Sea Edge in 2012 and has had great success revitalising the Wynyard Quarter, one of New Zealand’s largest urban regeneration projects. Wynyard Quarter has reconnected Aucklanders with their water edge and has won both critical and public acclaim.

www.panuku.co.nz and www.wynyard-quarter.co.nz

The Waterfront Center

The Waterfront Center, a non-profit educational organization, was formed in 1981 in the belief that waterfronts — where the land meets the ocean, bay, lake, river or canal — are unique, finite resources. The vital characteristic that separates waterfronts from other areas in a community is the relationship to water.

Like the cities they help define, urban waterfronts are dynamic places, undergoing profound change. Waterfronts often represent the best opportunity for community enhancement and enrichment.

Since its formation, the Center has chronicled the urban waterfront phenomenon as it has grown and spread worldwide. Communities of all sizes have transformed abandoned, underused waterfront areas for a wide array of new uses, from parks and trails to mixed-use and residential projects, as well as industrial activity.

The Waterfront Center believes that urban waterfronts are important, special assets and that, when redeveloped, they often contribute to healthy traditional communities.

The chief goal of the Center is to assist communities and the professions in making the wisest and best long-term uses of waterfront resources for maximum public benefit. They are a public interest, not a lobbying, organization.


Greg Clark

Prof Greg Clark CBE was the Moderator for Sea Edge 2012. His current roles include senior Fellowships with both the Brookings Institute, Urban Land Institute and Chair JLL Global Research Centre on Cities. His role as Chairman and Founder of The Business of Cities sees him acting as a respected adviser in many cities around the globe.

In 2012 Greg added valuable insights and interpretation to the group discussions.