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[show_hide title=”2012 Lecture & Workshop Tour – March/April”]
Dr Ron McDowall ONZM

Title: Resilience
Following up on his article in Engineering Dimensions in December and his presentation to the IPENZ Forum in March, Dr McDowall will bring this presentation to a locality near you. In March and April, Ron will be traveling throughout parts of New Zealand to deliver a full day lecture and workshop on this topic.

Rotorua – Tuesday March 27
Napier – Thursday March 29
Christchurch – Friday March 30
Nelson – Monday April 2
Auckland – Tuesday April 3

TSS Member fee $295 plus GST
IPENZ Member fee $360 plus GST
Non-Member $425 plus GST

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Click here for the article (541KB PDF)

[show_hide title=”CHANGE OF DATE – Friday Forum”]
Due to the University’s Orientation Day the date of the next Forum has been brought forward one week to 17 February
Forum #30 – Future Paradigms for Energy (213 KB PDF).
Friday 17 February 2012
University of Auckland

Room 1.439 – Faculty of Engineering, 20 Symonds Street (large lecture theatre by Neon Foyer)
Time: 9am – 12 noon
Parking available under the Business School in Grafton Road (access by lights to port)

Will the future be renewables? What form will they take? Bio-fuels, Wind, Geothermal, Energy from Waste? What else could it be?
Come along and hear speakers debate the future.

Speakers: Trevor Stuthridge, Scion Research will talk about their research in biofuels
Eric Pyle from theNZ Wind Energy Association will talk about using wind to create energy.
Will Barker, Lanzatech will outline how The LanzaTech Process can convert carbon monoxide containing gases produced by industries such as steel manufacturing, oil refining and chemical production, into valuable fuel and chemical products.

RSVPs Essential


[show_hide title=”4th International Speaker Winter Workshop Series”]
23 – 27 July 2012
Business Imperatives for Sustainability 
(700KB PDF)

The failure of eco-system services will mean failure of business, and thus failure of the economy, or as Paul Gilding puts it: The Great Disruption



National President, Engineers Australia

Immediate Past Chairman, Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC)

Program Leader, Sustainability in Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management, Cooperative Research Centre for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)

(Adjunct Professor, Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT)

Chairman, David A Hood & Associates Pty Ltd

ROTORUA – Monday 23 July
NAPIER – Tuesday 24 July
CHRISTCHURCH – Thursday 26 July
AUCKLAND – Friday 27 July

TSS Members $395 plus GST
IPENZ members $470 plus GST
Non-Members $550 plus GST

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Register your interest


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Friday Forum #31 – Design and Innovation for Sustainability
4 May – Auckland – University of Auckland, Conference Centre Lecture Theatre
9am – 12 noon

The theme chosen by The Sustainability Society for 2012 is Design – urban design, building design, infrastructure design – and, not least, about systems, product and technology design. How we get around, what resources we use and where and how we live are key elements. There will be a need to rethink our current paradigms and set milestones to make effective change in the coming decades.

As part of the build up to the 5th International Conference – Sustainability by Design in November, we are introducing the topic with this forum and following up with a 2 day workshop in June.

Speakers include:
Dr Idil Gaziulusoy, Auckland University of Technology
Kobus Mentz, UrbanismPlus
Chris Mulcare, NZ Trade and Enterprise
This event is free – RSVPs are essential

(venues to be confirmed)

Innovation Pathways for Sustainable Futures

2-day workshop with Dr Idil Gaziulusoy, Auckland University of Technology

Working on a hypothetical company you will develop visions, scenario maps and innovation paths towards sustainable futures. This two-day hands-on scenario workshop will address the implications of climate change, the economic downturn, increasing environmental degradation and decreasing available resources on this company and, develop design strategies and product/technology concepts.

Further details to come – watch this space

Innovation Pathways – Idil Gaziulusoy 2-day course
TSS members $435 plus GST
IPENZ members $500 plus GST
Non-members $575 plus GST

Become a member of The Sustainability Society now and receive the Member rate