Urban Designer - Vernacular Architect - Maritime Planner - Owner-Builder - Servant of Piglet - Educator - Author - Revolutionary - Peacenik - Tour Guide 

Tony Watkins

 ~ Vernacular Design 

From Robert to Jenny Print E-mail

The Planning Department of theUniversity of Auckland was born of a rather belated but nevertheless well intentioned response to the Industrial Revolution. That early idealism and warm humanity of Robert Kennedy was unfortunately slowly consumed by a lust for bureaucratic power and control until by the time Jenny Dixon finally killed off the Planning Department the brave new world had been reduced to a legal wrangle creating a built environment which would eventually lead to the collapse of the planet through global warming. Little wonder that Jenny sought to deny the history of the Department. It had all the grandeur of a Shakespeare tragedy.




ImageSome familiar faces. Try to find Jeanette Fitzsimons, Robert Kennedy, Ivan Boileau, Jack Lello, Mike Pritchard, Rod Davies, Bob Mann, Dirk Bolt, Jim Dart, Derek Hall, Tony Watkins
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