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David Engwicht presentation to Grey Lynn 2030

We are really fortunate to have David booked to give a presentation on Saturday 11 July 1.30 – 3pm at St Columba’s Church Hall, Surrey Cres, Grey Lynn.
David Engwicht Some of you will already have heard about the phenomenal David Engwicht, considered one of the world’s most innovative thinkers about cities, traffic, urban design, community development and place making. David is widely thought of as one of the founding advocates of alternative ways to calm traffic and widely known as the inventor of the Walking School Bus, which has been adopted worldwide.

Most recently, David has been focussing on the psychology of placemaking – fusing urban psychology with urban design. Back home in Australia he is working as Placemaker in a small rural city putting his ground-breaking approach into practice, transforming a run-down, neglected main street into a lively and exciting heart of the city.
David will be taking a special look at Grey Lynn and ideas for our community.

If you are interested in attending it is essential to RSVP by Thursday 10 July as spaces are limited. Please send an email to Pippa Coom with Attendance at David E in the subject.

Entry is by koha to cover the cost of room hire


  1. Great – can’t wait. It will be exciting to discuss the long-term prospects of transportation and traffic within the context of transition towns.

    Do we transition transportation? this is the question I am trying to answer within my work and within my life as a transportation engineer. I can’t wait to hear what David and others have to say..


  2. I thought this guy was fantastic to hear on the radio. And very apt for Grey Lynn at this time. I was teaching a unit on how to make a difference to years 5 and 6 a couple of years ago, and one girl thought she would write to the city council asking them to slow the traffic down because the children wanted to play on the street. The council’s response was – DON’T! At this point in time more and more people are opting to build big fences and shut themselves off from the street. Our kids played on the street – now I feel vindicated.

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