On Wednesday 22nd of April a Sustainable Transport and Urban Design Seminar was held inside Auckland Hospital’s Clinical Education Centre (CEC) in connection with the Design for Health and Wellbeing (DHW) Lab.
The seminar included a presentation by award winning author and urban design expert Charles Montgomery from Vancouver. He gave an outstanding talk about future of city planning and how that affects our health as a community.
The current third year design brief at the AUT product design school has also been dealing with the transport context in relation to Auckland hospital in association with the Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab. The students were asked to develop design interventions to enhance walking, cycling, and public transport use in the area covering Grafton Station, the Auckland Domain and Auckland Hospital, and presented their concepts to representatives from the DHW Lab and Auckland Transport and Charles Montgomery on the day. A second student brief was also on display during the event from the AUT spatial design School, and explored the connections between a 'front door' to the hospital and the wider community.