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Te Aranga Māori Design Principles. Article for Landscape Architecture Aotearoa. Auckland: New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects.

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This article provides an insightful exploration into the Te Aranga Māori Design Principles, a set of guidelines developed by Māori design professionals in response to New Zealand's Urban Design Protocol in 2005 and subsequently adopted by the Auckland Council.

The principles aim to ensure mana whenua presence and participation in urban design projects, emphasizing Māori cultural values such as rangatiratanga, kaitiakitanga, and whanaungatanga. Landscape architect graduates Jacqueline Paul and William Hatton offer perspectives on how these principles are applied in practice and their potential to influence planning and policy processes towards more culturally sensitive and inclusive outcomes. The article highlights the importance of early engagement with mana whenua in the design process to ensure that developments reflect and respect Māori cultural values and beliefs, thereby fostering a sense of identity and belonging among Māori communities in urban environments. This piece contributes to the broader discourse on the role of indigenous knowledge and values in shaping sustainable and culturally rich urban landscapes.

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