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John Montgomery: The Economy, Culture and Design of Cities

Dunedin City Council hosted a public lecture by Dr John Montgomery at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery last Friday (16 September).

Dr Montgomery provided a presentation [PDF, 5.94 MB] on the economy, culture and design of cities, building on his work in the UK and Australia. His views are particularly relevant for the development of Dunedin’s Central City Plan and Economic Development strategies.

John Montgomery is an urban planner, economist, author and managing director of Urban Cultures Ltd.

Urban Cultures consults in urban economics, city planning, urban design, arts-led urban revitalisation and managing the night-time city.

More on John Montgomery at Idealog.

Your City Our Future (YCOF) – Update

Dunedin City Council undertook a city-wide consultation in June 2011 to identify priorities for future expenditure. The results from the consultation survey are available here: YCOF survey report July 2011

The information and feedback received from the consultation, along with the feedback from the YCOF leadership teams has been used in the development of the Council’s draft spatial plan, “Dunedin Towards 2050”, draft Central City Plan, and draft Economic Development Strategy.

Formal consultation on these documents is planned for October/November 2011.

Find additional information on the development of the Council’s Central City Plan here: www.dunedin.govt.nz/centralcityplan

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Bathgate was right in 1888 about city apathy

He berrated the city often on the nature of apathy and was very hot on “larrikins and butcher’s boys”

The Conservation of Heritage and Landscape in Dunedin
Posted by: daseditor | January 27, 2011
On the 11th of September 1888 Dunedin lawyer Alexander Bathgate read an address to the Otago Institute entitled “The development and conservation of the amenities of Dunedin and its neighbourhood”. The address was the catalyst for the foundation of the Dunedin and Suburban Reserves Conservation Society, the forerunner of the Dunedin Amenities Society. Bathgate outlined a vision for Dunedin that was so detailed in its construction that he apologised to his audience for “frightening you by the extent and magnitude of my programme”. What Bathgate outlined was both the protection of the existing natural landscape and the enhancement of the urban built environment in the developing city. It was a vision that blended the conservation of native biodiversity and landscape with the call home syndrome of “practical and prosaic colonists”.
From the blog of The Dunedin Amenities Society (read more)

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Dunedin

### ODT Online Wed, 5 Jan 2011
Opinion: This city’s got a lot to offer
By Simon Cunliffe
In a season of resolutions, my own include making better use of all the great amenities that our city and its surrounds have to offer. Here, in no particular order, are 10 good reasons to live in and enjoy Dunedin in 2011.
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-Simon Cunliffe is deputy editor (news) of the Otago Daily Times.

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Orokonui Ecosanctuary visitor and education centre

It’s here, it’s green, it’s one more visitor attraction the Dunedin community can delight in.

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### ODT Online Tue, 27 Oct 2009
Proud event for ecosanctuary
By Rebecca Fox
It is a moment that has been more than two decades in the making, and for Dr Ralph Allen, Friday’s opening of Orokonui Ecosanctuary’s visitor and education centre will be a worthy tribute to the people who have worked on the project. The $2.2 million environmentally sustainable centre was designed “for free” by Dunedin architect Tim Heath.
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### ODT Online Thu, 29 Oct 2009
Editorial: Ecological vision
The opening tomorrow of the stunning visitor and education centre at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary caps off a remarkable project that has been a quarter of a century in the making. It would be difficult to imagine a more creative statement of intent and reflection of the values behind the ecosanctuary.
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Rodney Wilson: Dunedin as national heritage city

“Pride in the beauty and the buildings endures while enthusiasm for rugby teams rises and falls on the rankings.”

### ODT Online Sat, 24 Oct 2009
Editorial: Astonishing heritage
When senior museum consultant Rodney Wilson was commissioned by the Dunedin City Council to help review management structures at the city’s museums and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, he went off at a rather large tangent. He began his report by saying he was going beyond his brief to describe the context in which the museums are found. He called this Dunedin’s special heritage.
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The editorial neglects to mention Melbourne (Australia), now there’s a heritage city that truly means it. A good role model for Dunedin City Council to consider.

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### ODT Online Sat, 24 Oct 2009
Artefact shift begins
By John Gibb
The Otago Settlers Museum’s planned redevelopment project moved ahead another step this week, with the first collection items being moved into the museum’s new $8.6 million storage building.
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