29/01/2018 11:30:00 a.m.
The Lincoln Planning Review, released annually, contains research articles by a number of Lincoln environmental planning experts.
Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton and Environment Canterbury Councillor Cynthia Roberts both expressed their appreciation of the latest review.
“The material is very pertinent to informing decision we at ECan are making for Canterbury,” says Ms Roberts.
Associate Professor Christine Cheyne, of Massey University’s Resource & Environmental Planning Programme, congratulated the Department of Environmental Management on the interesting and valuable collection of material on a wide range of planning matters, saying it highlighted the “enormous diversity of themes encompassed in planning”.
Research covered in the publication includes a project to pinpoint planning trends by exploring changes in the Lincoln township’s layout over time, an enquiry into why Christchurch’s Urban Village project failed to deliver, and an analysis of Computer Aided Design drawings in planning processes.
The edition also includes a discussion on the politicisation of New Zealand farmers, while other contributors explore issues such as the Paris Climate Accord and the Ruataniwha dam debate.
Lincoln University Environmental Planning Associate Professor Hamish Rennie says the 2017 issue of the publication reflects the “political nature of the issues that have been vigorously discussed by both politicians and voters over the last few months”.
Read the Lincoln Planning Review here.