March 22, 2016
Resources needed on how to build with Maori
Four tertiary institutions have come together to develop resources that will help teach future planners, architects and engineers how to work with Maori.
The two-year Te Whaihanga project is funded by the University of Auckland's Te Whare Kura initiative and a $150,000 grant from Maori tertiary professional development organization AKO Aotearoa.
Also involved at Auckland's AUT University and Unitec and Victoria University of Wellington.
Project leader Professor Dory Reeves says Te Whaihanga has drawn together from an impressive range of experts from Auckland University, AUT, Unitec and Victoria University of Wellington, as well as from industry leaders.
The project aims to ensure that future generations of built environment professionals are better prepared to work with Maori professionals, iwi representatives and community and papakainga developers in their day-to-day work.
It is envisaged the new teaching resources will ultimately be incorporated into teaching programmes for all first to third-year students.
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