Dr Elizabeth Ann Aitken Rose



Elizabeth Aitken Rose works in the areas of urban planning, specialising in planning history and theory, cultural policy and heritage. She is currently researching cultural planning in local government and has published on subjects as diverse as literary house museums, engineering heritage and engaging young people in planning. Prior to this she worked for the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development and for central government. She is currently the Chair of the Frank Sargeson Trust and on the Auckland Council’s Heritage Advisory Panel.

Research | Current

  • Arts and cultural policy
  • Heritage
  • Children's policy
  • Community and local economic development
  • Planning history
  • Public management

Committees/Professional groups/Services


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Aitken Rose, E. A. (2016). God, Mammon, and geophysics: The sustainability of New Zealand's heritage churches. In Amoêda R, S. Lira, C. Pinheiro (Eds.) Heritage 2016: 5th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, 1, 607-620. Lisbon: Greenlines Institute for Sustainable Development. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34453
  • Haarhoff, E., & Aitken Rose, E. (2016). Traffic in towns: The loss of urban resilience and the case of Auckland's Civic Centre. In C. Hein (Ed.) International Planning History Society Proceedings, 17 (3), 261-271. Delft, Netherlands. 10.7480/iphs.2016.3.1267
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Errol Haarhoff
  • Aitken Rose, E., & Haarhoff, E. J. (2016). Heart disease: The quest for a civic centre in Auckland, New Zealand. Paper presented at 17th International Planning History Society Conference, Delft, Netherlands. 17 July - 21 July 2016. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Errol Haarhoff
  • Aitken Rose, E. (2015). Confinement, correction and the city. Paper presented at Future planning, future cities: 2015 UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference:, London South Bank University, London, UK. 9 September - 11 September 2015.
  • Aitken Rose, E. A. (2014). High hopes and paper lies: Heritage protection in Nelson, New Zealand. In R. Amoeda, S. Lira, C. Pinheiro (Eds.) Heritage 2014: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, 105-116. Portugal: Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development. Related URL.
  • Aitken Rose, E. A. (2013). 'The Fragile Ecosytems of Memory': Literary House Museums in New Zealand. In C. C. Fiorentino, M. Piscitelli (Eds.) Heritage Architecture Landesign focus on Conservation Regeneration Innovation Le Vie dei Mercanti_ Xl Forum Internazionale di Studi: Fabbrica della Conoscenza, 39, 444-453. Napoli: La scuola di Pitagora editrice. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24042
  • Aitken Rose, E. A. (2012). Mediating Imagination: Planning the Culture(s) of New Zealand Cities The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/19829
  • Aitken Rose, E., & Hedley, M. (2011). Civic Theatre. Evolving Auckland: The City's Engineering Heritage (pp. 294-296). Christchurch NZ: Wily Publications.

Contact details

Primary location

Level 6, Room 610
New Zealand