In 2016 Motu Design Nina Patel – a local Urban Designer from agency Motu Design, held an Urban Design workshop in collaboration with ACA.
The ‘exploring Urban Avondale’ Urban Design workshop was held over a 4 hour period on Saturday 28th May 11-3pm at the ‘All Goods’ Whau Arts Space, 1875 Great North Road.
The purpose of the workshop was to equip community stakeholders with an understanding of urban design and analysis to support an increase in local participation on decision-making in town centre planning processes. It was emphasised to the participants that this was a design and analysis exercise only, and not an actual council project.
The workshop was facilitated by local Urban Designers Tracy Ogden-Cork (Fruitvale) and Nina Patel (Avondale) from Motu Design with support from Jaclyn Bonnici (Community Waitakere) and Silvia Spieksma (Avondale Community Action) and funded by the Whau Local Board.
Additional help on the day was from 3 other ‘locals’ as facilitators and 4 volunteers from the ‘Auckland International College’ Elm Street, Avondale.