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Te Puna Whakatipu is Massey University’s strategic initiatives hub. Our mandate is to create better futures for New Zealand and the world, drawing upon the university’s capability, facilities and knowledge platforms in agriculture, food, health, business and design.
Te Puna Whakatipu means ‘the spring of development’ or the place from which new things can grow. The team’s aim is to create value for individuals, communities and organisations, by:
We will help you find the best way to deliver a better future for New Zealand, based on your expertise. The outcome might be a new strategic initiative, a new research programme or the development of a new commercial opportunity.
We work with you to:
If you would like to become involved in Massey initiatives, please get in touch with us.
Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099 ext. 83849
Allanah took on the role of Director Sustainability in May 2016. Prior to that she had been the Head of School of People, Environment and Planning between November 2011 – April 2016. Her academic credentials are as a sociologist with particular interests around sustainability and the built environment. In addition to managing the School of People, Environment and Planning Allanah led the 'Challenging Sustainability' project which was a programme of research and external collaboration with the Palmerston North City Council, Hawkes Bay Regional Council and Wellington City council. She is interested in finding new ways for the social sciences to work alongside the natural sciences, and design and planning professionals in sustainability-related projects that engage key external stakeholders. Allanah is also keen to pursue new ways for university staff to connect across the Colleges and service units with the aim of creating cross-disciplinary teaching and research that addresses the 'wicked problems' facing the planet and its peoples.
Living lab methodology
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Environmental Sociology (160802): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)
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Last updated on Wednesday 22 February 2017