About

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

Our goal is to bring back the human scale to the built environment and improve people’s well-being with meaningful innovation.

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 consents
    • 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).

See our projects

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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