Hon Shane Jones is a New Zealand First List MP based in Kerikeri, and as a Cabinet Minister in the Labour-New Zealand First Coalition Government holds the portfolios of Forestry, Infrastructure, Regional Economic Development, Associate Finance, and Associate Transport. He is responsible for overseeing both the Government’s ambitious one billion trees planting programme and the Provincial Growth Fund, which will see one billion dollars spent per annum on economic development opportunities in the regions.
He was previously the Ambassador for Pacific Economic Development, with a particular focus on fisheries, agriculture and tourism, given the significance of these resources to enhancing economic development in the region.
Mr Jones was also a Member of Parliament from 2005 – 2014, during which he held positions including Minister of Building and Construction, Associate Minister of Immigration, Associate Minister of Trade, Associate Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, and Chair of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee.
Mr Jones has a long history of involvement in the fisheries sector and New Zealand’s Māori fisheries settlement. Mr Jones was Chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana (the Māori Fisheries Commission); Chairperson of Sealord Products Limited, and has held a number of senior positions more broadly in the public and private sector.
Shane Jones was born in Awanui, Northland, New Zealand, and is of Te Aupōuri and Ngāi Takoto descent. He has a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University earned on a Harkness Fellowship.
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La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban innovations and prospective. In an interdisciplinary approach, urban stakeholders, both French and international, gather to reflect on good practices of urban development and to suggest new ways to build and rebuild cities. Mobility, urban planning and construction, energy, the digital revolution, and new usages are the five axes that structure our work. Created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010, La Fabrique de la Cité is an endowment fund, and is thus vested with a public interest mission.
Cécile is president of La Fabrique de la Cité, the think tank for urban innovations, which she joined in 2015, and a member of the scientific committee of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS).
She previously headed the Energy Center of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), where she is now a consultant. From 2007 to 2012, Cécile held various positions within the AREVA group, relating to prospective and international and European public affairs. She began her career as a director of the National Assembly, where she worked successively for the Defense, Law and Foreign Affairs commissions.
Former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, laureate of the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and also holds a Master 2 in history from the University Paris IV-Sorbonne. Cécile collaborated with the Foundation for Strategic Research and the Center for Strategic Studies and International Studies (CSIS). She is the co-author of a biography on Benjamin Franklin (Perrin, 2008).
A former participant in the International Visitors Program (IVLP) of the State Department (2001), Cécile is a member of the VoxFemina association for the promotion of women experts in the media.
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How to plan for an earthquake event: essential data collection approaches for underground infrastructure condition assessment
Author & Presenter: Irmana Garcia Sampedro, Christchurch City Council
Co-author: Matthew Hughes, University of Canterbury
Getting ready for a major earthquake.
Is your organisation ready to cope with underground infrastructure condition assessment data collected after an earthquake?
Drawing on lessons from the 2010-2011 Canterbury and 2016 Kaikōura earthquakes, we provide guidance on how to make small differences in how your organisation currently collects and stores the necessary condition data to prepare for emergencies, especially for small- and medium-size councils without sophisticated asset management systems. Key questions to address include: Are you receiving condition assessment data in electronic format? Are your contractors providing XY coordinates when repairs are undertaken, or when providing photographs as part of visual assessment? Do you have an asset management system able to prioritise critically damaged underground infrastructure? Do you have easy access to your current network condition for insurance purposes? Simple business-as-usual improvements will provide enhanced preparedness and resilience capability in the event of an earthquake. In addition, we provide a framework for future data collection processes.
Irmana Garcia Sampedro is a Spanish Civil Engineer who came to New Zealand in 2012 to help in the Christchurch rebuild. Irmana worked for three years as a member of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT), and after this role at SCIRT she decided to focus her career on Asset Management. Irmana is currently working as Strategic Asset Engineer in the Christchurch City Council Asset Management Unit. In August 2017 she completed the IPWEA professional certificate in asset management and planning. In November 2016 she had the privilege of being a member of the Planning Intelligence Team in the Kaikōura Earthquake emergency response and the Christchurch Port Hills fires emergency response in February 2017. Irmana is passionate about the concept of collaborative emergency management within New Zealand, and strongly believes that working in this area increases our capacity to recover quickly from an event.
Growing pains – the Western Water story: planning a resilient water supply in an environment of unprecedented growth and climate change
Author & Presenter: Dan Stevens, Beca
Co-authors: Tim Hatt & Heath Miles, Western Water
Not so long ago Western Water was a quiet semi-rural area seemingly with an adequate water supply. The millennium drought signaled what climate change may bring and with a 3-5 fold increase in population expected, things have certainly changed.
Melbourne is experiencing a period of sustained growth and the as the city expands to the north and west, country towns such a Melton and Sunbury will see their populations increase 3-5 fold, placing a huge demand on the infrastructure and in particular the already stretched water supply.
A recycled water network is already in place to reduce demand and additional water supplies are being investigated, including a major stormwater harvesting scheme and purchasing more water from the bulk supplier Melbourne Water in the off-season to top up storage reservoirs to meet the peak summer demands.
This paper details the approach being taken to build a resilient water supply network and highlights some of the tools being used to support the planning team.
Dan Stevens is a Principal Environmental Engineer with over 34 Yearsâ experience mostly in the Water Industry. He is a water distribution specialist with particular expertise in advanced asset management and hydraulic modelling. Dan is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and is recognised internationally for his work advanced asset management. He has extensive experience leading multi-disciplinary teams on strategic asset planning projects. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management.
Saving money by extending the life of New Zealand heritage bridges
Author & Presenter: Raed El Sarraf, WSP-Opus
New Zealand has many bridges that appear to be due for replacement. This paper shows how to extend their useful life while saving money.
Most asset owners assume that a bridge at the end of its 100 year design life is in need of replacement. The Detailed Condition and Structural Assessment (DCSA) combines the principles of corrosion management and structural engineering to determine the remaining structural capacity for current and future loads within a 30 year structure-specific plan.
This paper gives examples from around New Zealand where bridge asset life has been extended while maintaining or improving levels of service and resilience. Extending the useful life bridges provides millions of dollars in savings through deferred works, and minimises disruption to users while preserving an important part of our heritage.
Raed El Sarraf is a Corrosion and Asset Integrity Consultant at WSP Opus in their Auckland office. He is Chartered Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the corrosion prevention and the rehabilitation of existing structures, in addition to specifying corrosion protection systems for new structures. He has co-authored a number of articles, papers and guidance documents in both New Zealand and Australia, such as the NZ Transport Agency Protective coatings for steel bridges, Weathering Steel: Design Guide for bridges in Australia, and SNZ TS 3404 Durability requirements for steel structures and components.
Determining the criticality of central Auckland’s road network
Co-authors: Karan Jaggi, Seosamh Costello, Daniel Blake, May Oo, Temitope Egbelakin & James Hughes
A new criticality framework for road networks is successfully applied to Auckland, and provides opportunities for improved resilience assessments.
The failure or disruption of critical transportation routes can have substantial impacts on societal wellbeing. Determining the criticality of transportation routes is thus of crucial importance for infrastructure providers and emergency management officials as it enables appropriate resilience assessments, and targeted improvement/intervention and investment strategies, to be conducted. We apply and validate a recently developed criticality framework for road networks to the central Auckland area. Following an initial pilot of the framework, amendments were made to the framework logic to account for roads providing little essential service in terms of the recovery function. Subsequent results, when applied to the central Auckland area, demonstrate that the amended framework is suitable for determining critical roads, and can therefore help inform future assessments of infrastructure resilience.
Kester Rebello and Karan Jaggi, from the University of Auckland, conducted the majority of research for this project and were supervised by Assoc Prof. Seosamh Costello in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Daniel Blake is a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges (infrastructure) and QuakeCoRE programmes, based at the University of Canterbury. May Oo (Auckland Transport), James Hughes (Tonkin and Taylor) and Dr Temitope Egbelakin (Massey University) also contributed to the project.
From link to place: repurposing Te Moana Road
The completion of the Kapiti Expressway in February 2017 disrupted traffic flows along Te Moana Road which is the main link between Waikanae Beach and Waikanae town centre. Overnight the traffic volume along Te Moana Road halved and traffic flowed towards the Expressway instead of through the Town Centre. This change presents Kapiti Coast District Council (KCDC) with the opportunity to redesign Te Moana Road to be more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. To take advantage of this opportunity a program of small projects was developed including new footpaths, pedestrian crossings and traffic calming. These changes will make the corridor more resilient to climate change as they help to achieve KCDC’s sustainable transport strategy.
Chris has three years’ experience as a transport planner in Wellington. Chris joined Jacobs in 2017 from the Service Design Team at Greater Wellington Regional Council which is responsible for the timetabling and route design of bus services in the Wellington Region. At Greater Wellington, Chris tool a leading role in numerous service reviews which provided improvements in reliability, capacity and simplicity for customers.
Rising expectations – sea level rise effects on the stormwater system at Auckland International Airport
Co-author: Martin Fryer
Human-induced or not, climate change is inevitable. Auckland International Airport is building resilience by modelling and addressing future climate change disruption to their stormwater system.
Climate change, particularly sea level rise (SLR), is expected to have a highly disruptive effect on existing stormwater systems. Auckland International Airport is New Zealand’s largest airport and borders the Manukau Harbour. The Airport has piped stormwater reticulation which utilises six ponds/wetlands to provide stormwater treatment before discharging to the harbour. All of these stormwater devices are expected to be regularly inundated due to SLR, affecting their hydraulic and treatment performance. SLR is also expected to affect the hydraulic performance of the upstream stormwater system, potentially increasing flooding. How will Auckland Airport’s stormwater system and associated infrastructure cope with SLR and other predicted climate change effects? This question must be answered and the implications addressed to build resilience to climate change at Auckland International Airport.
Edwin joined PDP as a graduate engineer in early 2016. Edwin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Auckland and has gained valuable experience on a wide variety of stormwater projects in his two years at PDP. He has been involved in stormwater design, construction and modelling on innovative projects such as the Three Kings Quarry redevelopment.
Maintaining access on the Otago Peninsula, and securing access for the future
Co-authors: Andy Lyon & Josh von Pein
The Dunedin City Council with Vitruvius engaged as project managers completed an intensive hydrological, geotechnical and safety program of works, which coincided with a significant weather event, to significantly improve resilience and safety along an isolated, slip prone, ecologically and historically important commuter and tourist route.
Highcliff Road is a narrow and winding road along the ridges of the Otago Peninsula which forms an important tourist route for Dunedin City, and access to many residents. The route is highly susceptible to landslips, for which the Dunedin City Council implemented a proactive resilience programme.
The improvement works included hydrological, geotechnical and safety a reviews using drone technology, drainage and culvert upgrades, construction of new retaining structures, road realignment, and the installation of road safety measures, in areas with high historical and ecological importance.
A State of Emergency was announced during constructing exacerbating existing slips and revealing new ones, however work was complete on time, on budget, for the benefit of counters, and commercial tourist operators alike.
The Safety improvements had and immediate effect, with a driver impacting a length of wire rope, above a 200m drop only weeks after installation.
Kieran began his civil engineering career in 2004 with a cadetship in a construction company based in Central Otago where he gained the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (civil) and New Zealand Diploma in Business working as a Contract Manager. Moving to Dunedin City Council in 2012 where now he is acting as the Transport Capital Delivery Team Leader finishing the last year of his Bachelor in Engineering Technology degree.
Infrastructure service providers are (in general) giving insufficient attention to Lifelines responsibilities under the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act. Inter-dependencies, multiple hazards, and cascading events are increasing in importance. In addition, we have no evidence to prioritise across infrastructure investment for improved community and national resilience.
The New Zealand Lifelines Council, in collaboration with regional Lifelines groups, are focused on coordinating with relevant government agencies, local authorities and private operators to increase recognition of the opportunities leading to improved well-bring for New Zealanders.
To this end the New Zealand Lifelines Council recently completed the report “New Zealand Lifelines Infrastructure Vulnerability: Stage 1”. This provides a national context for regional lifelines studies and informs lifelines resilience planning, national policy / strategy, and future research priorities to enable us to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labours.
Roger is a Civil Engineer and Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand. His career spans government, State Owned Enterprises and the private sector, including design, construction, and government policy. Roger is an internationally recognised expert on infrastructure resilience and has advised the National Infrastructure Unit in Treasury and all central government transport agencies on the topic of resilience. Roger is Chair of the New Zealand Lifelines (Utilities) Council and was a key contributor to the New Zealand “Built Environment Leaders Forum”. Infrastructure research is a particular area of interest where he participates in national science challenges and prioritising research funding. He is an independent consultant with Neo Leaf Global Ltd.
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Learn how the Kansas City Streetcar went from the idea on the back of a napkin to one of the most successful streetcar systems in the United States and a catalyst for infrastructure upgrades and innovation.
Hear the story of how Kansas City’s modern streetcar program transformed its downtown with unprecedented ridership and economic development. Follow the Kansas City Streetcar from planning, through construction and into passenger service. Understand the funding and public-private partnerships that were used to develop a funding strategy. Learn how the project provided an opportunity to address other infrastructure needs and serve as a catalyst for Smart City innovation.
Jason is a registered professional engineer with experience in program, project, and construction management for a variety of roadway, trailway, and railway projects. He has been involved with the Kansas City Streetcar Project from the early conceptual planning, through design and construction and into passenger service. Jason has spent the last four years with the City of Kansas City, Missouri and currently serves as the Program Manager for KC Streetcar. Jason is a graduate of Iowa State University.
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Learn how Boston Public Works has navigated the challenging path from planning to implementation and what steps your community can take to overcome the daunting obstacles to resiliency.
Climate Ready Boston is an ongoing effort to identify the City’s vulnerabilities and plan for the future. The Boston Harbor, once the City’s greatest asset, has become its greatest liability as the City must prepare for monthly flooding and a projected sea level rise of 36 inches before the end of the century. Hear about the tools and programs that the Boston Public Works Department is putting in place to protect against flooding, promote smarter development, and build a resilient community. What does it take to move a conservative and risk-averse organization to action? Learn how Boston Public Works has navigated the challenging path from planning to implementation and what steps your community can take to overcome the daunting obstacles to resiliency.
Katie Choe, CCM, is the Chief Engineer and Director of Construction Management for the Boston Public Works Department. She is responsible for 800 miles of roadway and 1,600 miles of sidewalk within the City, including an annual $40 million construction program, utility and private construction coordination, and infrastructure asset management.
Katie previously served as a construction project manager, Sustainability Program Manager, and Assistant Director of Capital Programs for Massport where she oversaw the development of award-winning Sustainable Design Standards and Guidelines. She is an active member of WTS and CMAA and serves as Vice Chair of the Construction Management Certification Institute Board of Governors. Katie was invited in 2013 to be a delegate at the first national Green Infrastructure Summit and was awarded the 2015 Rita Barron Public Official Award from the Charles River Watershed Association.
Katie holds a Bachelors and a Masters in Civil Engineering from MIT.
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Born with Cerebral Palsy Cam was told that his biggest challenges would be the way he walks and talks, he dreamed big becoming an athletic gold medalist, highly effective charitable fundraiser, social entrepreneur and now a globally renowned inspirational speaker who ignites a connection and clarity between inspiration, dreams and people.
Through strength of human attitude and potential Cam chose to embrace the challenges he was born with, and harnesses his gifts to live in the pursuit of excellence and make life as awesome as it can be.
He is a living example that life is what we make it, and the values needed to achieve awesomeness are simple – we need to believe! In doing so, we leave no stone unturned. Through charisma, stories and artistic flair Cams presence sees people identify the unturned stones on the path, he ignites, inspires, enlightens and delights others by modeling what it looks like to dream big and achieve more!