Tāone Tupu Ora: Indigenous knowledge and sustainable urban design

Keriata Stuart & Michelle Thompson-Fawcett (eds)


  • How can traditional Māori built environments inform contemporary urban development?
  • How could Māori values inspire our visions for the 21st century city?
  • What can indigenous knowledge tell us about how to create a more sustainable design for the future?
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Tāone Tupa Ora suggests answers to these important questions, bringing together perspectives on a broad range of urban issues, from Māori development to architecture, town planning to strategic growth management. It collects stories of iwi experiences in the 21st century, and suggests principles and theories on which to base change.

Contributors include Shaun Awatere, Ngarimu Blair, John Gray, Charlotte Hoare, Biddy Livesey, Morrie Love, Craig Pauling, Shadrach Rolleston, Michelle Thompson-Fawcett, Amanda Yates, Wiki Walker.

A project of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.

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About the author

Keriata Stuart (Te Atiawa ki Waiwhetū, Taranaki) is an independent Māori public health policiy advisor and researcher, and also works as a strategic advisor on Māori public health for the New Zealand Public Health Association/Kāhui Hauora Tūmatanui. Keriata completed her Master of Public Health degree in 2009. Her research interests include Māori environmental health and iwi/hapū development, and increasing Māori participation in developing community and national public policy.

Michelle Thompson-Fawcett (Ngāti Whātua) is Ahorangi Tuarua, Te Ihowhenua (Geography Department), Te Whare Wānanga o Otago. She has planning degrees from the University of Auckland and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Her research interests focus on the inclusionary and exclusionary practices surrounding planning for the future at the local level. In particular, she has concentrated on analysing the processes of urban design, urban regeneration, urban growth management and indigenous resource management.

Additional information

Dimensions 176 × 250 mm

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