About

Urbanhub Aotearoa is a multidisciplinary practice championing environmental care and people-centric designs.

We believe that public participation and consultation are the two inclusive activities that contribute to developing a sense of place in which communities can identify, feel safe, and thrive.

We are passionate about mitigation and adaptation to climate change, sustainable public transportation, and climate-resilient (independent) buildings.

Our services include:

  • Planning and resource management:
    • District and regional planning
    • Land use and transport integration
    • Plan changes
    • Assessment of environmental effects AEE
    • Expert evidence for planning, urban design, landscape, and architectural matters
  • Urbanism / city-making / strategy:
    • Masterplans
    • Structure plans
    • Outline development plans
    • Policy and design guidance
  • Urban design:
    • Context analysis
    • Design guides
    • Character guides
    • Assessments on urban design and landscape matters
    • Visual impact assessments VIA
    • Shadowing diagrams
    • Design statements
    • Presentations for urban design panels
    • CPTED assessments
  • Spatial planning / place-making
    • Capacity building and community engagement
    • Tactical interventions and transformations
    • Metric collection and evaluation
  • Built / cultural heritage
    • Special character
    • Building conservation
  • Resource and building consent(s)
    • Application(s)
    • Liaison with territorial authorities
  • Architectural and Landscape design:
    • Concept design
    • Preliminary design
    • Developed design
    • Detailed design
  • Project management:
    • Procurement assistance
    • Contract administration under:
      • NZIA SCC
      • NZS 3910/3915/3917
      • CCCS
    • Tender assessment and evaluation
    • Health and safety under HASAWA 2015
    • Safety in design

Urbanhub Aotearoa is a recommended tactical urbanism supplier by Waka Kotahi (the NZ Transport Agency) and a certified RMA decision-maker by Manatū Mō Te Taiao (Ministry for the Environment).

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Urbanhub Aotearoa‘s team is Ivan Eiroa Santamarina and Charles Gordon.

Meet the team

At Urbanhub Aotearoa we:

  • put people and culture first
  • provide an ethical response to climate and bio-diversity emergencies
  • operate with a strong democratic ethos
  • treat people with respect and nurture relationships while embracing other cultures
  • are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi

We are based in Te Whanganui a Tara – Wellington.

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