Whanganui National Māori Housing Conference 2014 - Aman Mehta Presentation


Aman Mehta is an architect, urban planner, and housing specialist with 20 years’ experience in consulting for private and public sector in New Zealand, Australia and Asia Pacific. He teaches urban design for planners and is passionate about place making, social and public housing and has been involved in several projects, from design to implementation and monitoring. 

Aman's presentation focussed on successful housing models from Asia, with discussion on the applicability of these models to Māori housing projects in Aoteroa.


Whanganui Iwi and Te Matapihi he tirohanga mō te iwi Trust hosted the 3rd National Māori Housing Conference in Whanganui from May 1-3 2014. The conference attracted over 150 delegates, with presentations including Māori housing success stories from across the motu as well as reports from all key housing agencies on the social housing reforms. The Hon. Tariana Turia Associate Minister for Housing was present at the conference and announced the new rural Māori housing fund as part of her keynote address.