Dr Lee Beattie
BPlan BSc Dip EnvMgt GradCertUrbDes (Syd) MSc (Lond) PhD MNZPI MRSNZ
Lee is a practicing urban designer and urban planner with over 25 years' professional experience. He has qualifications in urban planning, urban design, and environmental science. Lee is currently the Deputy Head of the School of Architecture and Planning and the Director of their Master of Urban Design Programme. He specialises in urban design and urban planning policy implementation and evaluation, growth management and housing issues.
Lee's research interests include urban design and urban planning policy development, implementation and evaluation. He is currently involved in a number of research projects considering a range of urban design implementation issues including considering the role that masterplanning and urban design panels play in ensuring urban design quality.
Lee is actively involved in the urban design and urban planning professions in New Zealand. He is a rotating Chair of the Auckland Council's Urban Design Panel, an Auckland Council and Queenstown Lakes Independent Planning Hearing Commissioner, secretary of the Urban Design Forum and a member of the Salmon Resource Management Act 1991 Editorial Board.
Research | Current
- Urban design implementation and practice issues
- Developing, implementing and evaluating urban design and urban planning policy
- Urban growth management issues
- The implementation of the Resource Management Act 1991
Teaching | Current
Urban Design 720: Urban Design Studio 2
An advanced urban design project involving highly specialised research related to the analysis and design of the built environment.
Urban Design 705: Urban Design Site Anaylsis
Urban morphology, Site Analysis and an exploration of a contemporary urban design issue
Wen Liu (PhD in Planning): Effective delivery of urban intensification: understanding the relationship of plans, residents and property developers.
Salma Amirshekari Razno (PhD in Urban Design): The role of open spaces in contributing to social cohesion on urban communities.
Amir Kayal (PhD in Planning): The role and actions of pratitioners in second generation cpted in New Zealand
Lena Henry (PhD in Planning): Urban Planning and the Pursuit of Rangatiratanga in the 21st Century
New Zealand Planning Institute's John Mawson Award of Merit (2018)
New Zealand Planning Institute's Distinguished Service Award (2016)
New Zealand Planning Institute's Wallace Ross Graduate Research Award (2014)
New Zealand Planning Institute's Award of Merit for developing practitioner-based training programmes (2007)
Ministry for the Environment - Accredited RMA (Planning) Hearing Commissioner
Deputy Head of the School of Architecture and Planning
Director of the Master of Urban Design programme
Areas of expertise
- Urban design
- Master planning
- Urban planning
- Urban growth management
- Housing and town centre generation issues
- Economic development and urban planning
- Full Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute (1998)
- Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand (2014)
- Member of the Urban Design Forum (2009)
- Auckland Council Independent Hearing Commissioner
- Queenstown Lakes District Council Independent Hearing Commissioner
- Chair of the Auckland Council's Auckland Urban Design Panel
- Member of the Salmon Resource Management Act 1991 Editorial Panel
- Secretary of the Urban Design Forum
- Memeber of the Totara Farms Trust Board
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Haarhoff, E., Allen, N., Austin, P., Beattie, L., & Boarin, P. (2019). Living at Density in Hobsonville Point, Auckland: Residents Perceptions. , 19 Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Patricia Austin, Paola Boarin
- Allen, N., Haarhoff, E., & Beattie, L. (2018). Enhancing liveability through urban intensi cation: The idea and role of neighbourhood. Cogent Social Sciences, 410.1080/23311886.2018.1442117
- Beattie, L., & Haarhoff, E. J. (2018). Urban growth, liveability and quality urban design: Questions about the efficacy of urban planning systems in Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs, 2 (2), 12-23. 10.25034/ijcua.2018.3667
- Haarhoff, E. J., & Beattie, L. (2017). Can higher density enhance liveability?. Build (160), 70-71.
- Beattie, L. G., & Munro, I. (2017). The life of a Resource Consent under the Resource Management Act 1991. In L. G. Beattie, C. Miller (Eds.) Planning practice in New Zealand (pp. 49-65). Auckland: Lexis Nexis.
- Beattie, L. G. (2017). Plan making under the Resource Management Act 1991. In L. Beattie, C. Miller (Eds.) Planning practice in New Zealand (pp. 33-47). Auckland: Lexis Nexis.
- Beattie, L., & Haarhoff, E. J. (2016). Design review down under: Principles and practices in Auckland, Queenstown and Perth.. Paper presented at 9th International Urban Design Conference: Smart cities for 21st century Australia, Hyatt, Canberra, Australia. 7 November - 9 November 2016. Related URL.
- Haarhoff, E., Beattie, L., & Dupuis, A. (2016). Does higher density housing enhance liveability? Case studies of housing intensification in Auckland. Cogent Social Science, 2, 1-16. 10.1080/23311886.2016.1243289