REAAA NZ CHAPTER WEBINAR SERIES
A series of monthly webinars that will appeal to a range of practitioners in the roading and transportation industry. If you would like to present in the webinar series please email email@example.com
Wednesday 14th October, 3.00 - 4.00pm
‘Road Engineering Post-Covid: Technologies and Practices for the Zero Carbon-Zero Poverty Agenda’
Presenter: Peter Newman AO, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University
The global economic collapse is mainstreaming the zero carbon-zero poverty agenda from Paris and the SDG’s and evidence of this will be presented to show how critical it will be for all professions and sectors to respond in our cities and regions. Renewables-batteries-EV’s-smart technology systems in cities and hydrogen in regional industry are leading this charge, but what do they mean for how we make road systems? The role of new mid-tier transit and micro-mobility, recharge hubs and urban regeneration along corridors will be outlined as well as the special role of regional ports.
Wednesday 11th November, 12.30 - 1.30pm
The roads of the future are paved with wellbeing
Presenter: Hayden Bed, Tairawhiti Local Roads Manager, Downer
The Construction Sector Accord launched in April 2019 brought government and industry together as a catalyst to transform the sector for the wellbeing of all New Zealand. One of the Accord’s priorities is to create a safe construction environment that supports thriving mental health and wellbeing. Having worked in the roading infrastructure industry for over a decade, Hayden is acutely aware of the impact of wellbeing on the sustainability of businesses and their employees’ ability to respond, adapt and be resilient.
Focusing on the relatively new research field on health promoting leadership, this reflective presentation will share some of Hayden’s learnings in a personal and professional context. Hayden is passionate about creating environments that support thriving mental health and wellbeing and setting up people for success.
Buller Walking Action Plan
Presenter: Tracy Fleming, Senior Transportation Engineer, Abley
Walking is one of the first skills we learn and continue to use throughout our lives. It benefits the health and wellbeing of both individuals and communities, so we need to support walking activity across all abilities, ages. The increased central government funding for footpath maintenance has enabled Buller District Council to dedicate more resource to improving footpaths in the district, but where should the focus be?
Abley worked with Buller District Council and key local stakeholders to develop a walking action plan for Westport, Reefton and smaller townships. The aim was to identify and prioritise actions to work towards “a walking environment that is safe, convenient, attractive and accessible for all”. The work resulted in a prioritised plan endorsed by the community and local councillors, which made prioritisation of the 3-year maintenance programme easier and quicker. The action plan allowed for schemes to be pulled ‘off the shelf’ and can help to attract more funding.
This presentation will take you through the methodology, key outcomes and benefits of having a plan for walking and how the action plan has informed the maintenance programme.
Please note members get priority registration
Friday 11th December, 3.00 - 4.00pm
REAAA Young Presenter Competition
Candidates are being short-listed and will be made public on Monday 30 November 2020.
REGISTRATIONS OPEN 1 DECEMBER
Details to come
Details to come