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

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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Aitken Rose, E. (2019). Earthquakes and afterlives: Heritage conservation and seismicity. In V. Bharne, T. Sandmeier (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation (pp. 39-55). New York and London: Routledge. 10.4324/9781315659060-5
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48641
  • Mota, L., Aitken Rose, E., & Gatley, J. M. (2018). The Problem of Air New Zealand House in 1960s Auckland. In J. Merwood-Salisbury, M. Dudding, C. McDonald (Eds.) Histories of Technology and Architecture: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 363-377. Wellington, New Zealand.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julia Gatley
  • Aitken Rose, E. A. (2017). Old Stuff: The conundrums of historic heritage. In C. Miller (Ed.) The Proceedings of the 2017 Rodney Davies Research Symposium, 105-121. New Zealand: NZPI.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38996
  • Aitken Rose, E. A. (2017). All the problems and also the advantages of youth. In J. Gatley, L. Treep (Eds.) The Auckland School: 100 Years of architecture and planning (pp. 226-259). Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland, School of Architecture and Planning.
  • 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: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, 1, 607-620. Lisbon: Greenlines Institute for Sustainable Development.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34453
  • Aitken Rose, E. (2016). Reflective commentary. In P. Leardini, A. Lo (Eds.) On the other edge: 15 projects for Fort Takapuna (pp. 112-113). Rome, Italy: Deleyva Editore.
  • 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.) History; Urbanism; Resilience Volume 03: Change and responsive planning: International Planning History Society Proceedings, 17 (3), 261-271. Delft, Netherlands: TU Delft Open. 10.7480/iphs.2016.3.1267
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39013
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Errol Haarhoff
  • Aitken Rose, E. A. (2011). Do Frank’s Ashes Matter?: The Significance of New Zealand’s Literary House Museums’. In S. Shieff (Ed.) Speaking Frankly: the Collected Frank Sargeson Memorial Lectures 2002-2010 (pp. 143-172). Auckland, New Zealand: Cape Catley.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15455

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