Kara works on a range of landscape planning projects including developing landscape policy, landscape and visual assessments for resource consent applications, appraisal and advice for district wide assessments and structure plans, and designing landscape concept plans. She has worked in the public and private sectors and is interested in developments that achieve good environmental outcomes. Kara loves the outdoors, particularly gravity sports; snow skiing, downhill mountain biking, and skate longboarding are her favourites. She also volunteers at the Trade Aid Taupo shop once a month.
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." ~ Native American proverb
Kara is a registered landscape architect. She has been practising as a landscape planner since 2002 and joined Perception Planning in 2016. Kara holds a Master of Landscape Architecture in landscape planning and landscape ecology, and a Bachelor of Science in botany and ecology. Kara's landscape planning experience includes:
Landscape policy development and advice
Landscape planning expertise for council and environment court hearings
Landscape assessment and appraisal for RMA processes
Design guidelines, tree master plans, and reserve management plans
Landscape concept plans for subdivision, industrial, papakāinga, marae, tourism, health, accommodation, recreation and education facilities.
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