Sustainaganza 2023 is a one day forum being held in Te Whanganui-a-Tara in October 2023.

This forum is a hands-on, capability building programme for Aotearoa’s leading change-makers and innovators who are focussed on shaping our future cities.

Our aim is to dispel the echo chambers of industry or sector specific forums and bring together a diverse array of leaders who hold expertise in different parts of the system. All of these imperatives for healthy resilient cities must be considered as an integrated whole in order for us to achieve the significant transformations needed and that requires different ways of thinking and working together. READ MORE

Sustainaganza Student Showcase

We welcome the opportunity to have students contribute their ideas to this initiative and share their vision – moemoeā for our future cities.

We invite student designers in the fields of Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering, Population Health and Urban Ecology to submit transformative possibilities for the future of Aotearoa – New Zealand’s urban environments.

From master planning to object design we seek projects of any scale that go beyond addressing discrete city problems.



  • Entries must be on 1 x A1 portrait poster (download template here)
  • Include scaled plans and sections showing your design and context
  • Include supporting imagery e.g. materiality, diagrams, collage at the student’s discretion.
  • Posters must include a clear design statement.


  • Upload PDF file (max. 30 MB) here
  • Deadline – 12 noon, 2nd October 2023
  • Print A1 poster for exhibition

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: 11th October 2023



All entries meeting the brief will be exhibited at the Sustainaganza public exhibition on Thursday 26 October 2023.

Finalists will win the opportunity to participate and present their work at the Sustainaganza Industry forum and public exhibition on Thursday 26 October 2023.

The winning entry chosen from the finalists will also be part of the nationwide post forum publicity and offered industry experience through The Sustainability Society network.

Get in touch with any questions

Victoria University contacts:

Hannah Hopewell -Te Kura Waihanga-Wellington School of Architecture (

Alan Brent – School of Engineering and Computer Science (

TSS contact:

Sarah Bowman – TSS manager (