Hamish G. Rennie

Hamish G. Rennie
Lincoln University New Zealand · Department of Environmental Management

PhD

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Additional affiliations
July 2016 - January 2020
Lincoln University New Zealand
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2007 - November 2015
Lincoln University New Zealand
Position
  • Lecturer

Publications

Publications (38)
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Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is a holistic approach to managing marine environments that can potentially reconcile cross-sectoral conflicts, scale mismatches, and fulfil sustainability objectives. In Aotearoa New Zealand (Aotearoa NZ), the operationalisation of EBM has been uneven; however, a set of principles to guide EBM in Aotearoa NZ provid...
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In the face of declining ocean health and marine biodiversity, marine management arrangements may need to change in many jurisdictions. This can occur in a planned process of legislative and institutional reform undertaken by central government, or by an incremental and ad hoc ‘unplanned’ process through court decisions or local actions. In either...
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This report contains a summary of the key findings from a research project exploring the community-led restoration initiatives of jetties in small settlements around Te Pataka o Rakaihautū/Banks Peninsula. Based on 18 interviews with those involved with the restoration of jetties this informs our understanding of the role such facilities play in sm...
Experiment Findings
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This research brief was prepared at the request of some of the participants in our research as a summary of the results of our interviews relevant to the Governor's Bay jetty and its role in the regeneration of their settlement on Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. The results form part of a wider investigation reported in Oranje, K; Farrar, J; Nissen,...
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Understanding sustainability requires a system-wide perspective to guide the interpretation of problems and conceptualization of solutions. A lake sustainability Trust provided an opportunity for students to gain this perspective by examining societal, commercial, and environmental policy perspectives associated with a local endangered lake and sur...
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Volume 11 of the Lincoln Planning Review includes research articles, case studies and field notes on Urban Seascaping (Soo Jung Ryu), Urban water sensitive design (Mark Christensen), Managing biodiversity in the Waikato region (NZ) (Katie Nimmo), Personhood of the Whanganui River (Emily Ireland), Accommodation-sharing platforms and small towns in t...
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The New Zealand Climate Commission has published a discussion document with its draft advice for the Government on how to achieve net zero Greenhouse Gas emissions in line with its international commitments. One of the pathways to achieve this relies on low emission breeds of sheep. In this brief article written for the nation's sheep breeders, I d...
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Book review of this book. Recommends highly for students and those interested in readable understanding of NZ environmental policy development. Nothing intellectually new to those familiar with the area. Good course text.
Research Proposal
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Marine Spatial Planning: Ecosystem based management, Indigenous and local empowerment? special session at 2020 NZ Geographical Society Conference
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Since 2000, adaptation has been the focus of the response to climate change in many least developed countries. However, there are recognized overlaps and tensions between mitigation, adaptation and development, and between top-down and community-based approaches to adaptation. This paper explores the approaches used to develop Local Adaptation Plan...
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Discusses the importance and relevance of sheep breeding in the context of the development of the New Zealand National Biodiversity Strategy 2020, with particular attention to rare breeds.
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The New Zealand Transport Authority's 27 November 2018 announcement that a proposed cycle trail was abandoned to protect wave patterns may have been a surprise to many. However, it highlights an ongoing tension between the desire to keep the costs of development low and the desire to enable public participation in decision-making.
Book
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This is a special issue of the open access journal Lincoln Planning Review. The special issue is on Building Better Towns and Communities. I provides useful thory-linked case study research on recovery after disaster, the role of tourism in regenerating rural communities and towns and other articles and short notes cover biosecurity issues around n...
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Water resource management is a major challenge throughout the world. People still use traditional water harvesting and conservation techniques in many long-established societies. However, traditional methods are in decline or have been abandoned in many countries even though they are more efficient and cost effective than modern water harvesting te...
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This case study helps to develop a better overall understanding of the roles and need for managing traditional water management technologies and to focus greater attention towards preserving them. The unique traditional stone spouts of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, demonstrate human ingenuity in harnessing subsurface flows and are, as well, an examp...
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The relationship between UNESCO World Heritage Sites and tourism has been described as a double-edged sword, with the benefits of tourism countered by its adverse impacts. To the extent that tourism-related livelihoods are dependent on World Heritage status, the loss of that status may have significant adverse effects, especially for poor people. T...
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Disasters are no longer viewed as natural events, but as the results of ill-planned development and poor governance. It has been generally accepted that instruments such as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reduce disaster risks of development projects. This study evaluates the effectiveness of the EIA process in addressing disaster risks in de...
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Many natural resource management researchers have focused either on institutional design and evaluation or on livelihood outcomes per se without explicitly acknowledging and rigorously examining linkages between the two. Thus, a major gap in the current literature on co-management institutional arrangements is the extent to which co-management has...
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The objective of this paper is to examine the current institutional arrangements for governance of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve (ASFR) and show their major contribution in the ASFR co-management business of conserving the forest and providing livelihoods to the poor forest-dependent communities. Despite the fact that funding from non-governmen...
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The interrelationship of planning as a distinct academic discipline and planning as a professional activity would seem full of potential for fruitful mutual support. However, the needs of each may be quite different and create tension between the ‘academy’ and the ‘profession’. Academics have research activity requirements and academic perspectives...
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Islands are known to be vulnerable to natural hazards, resulting in substantial risks for their tourism industries. To facilitate the systematic analysis of the underlying vulnerability drivers, a tourism disaster vulnerability framework was developed. The conceptual model then guided qualitative empirical research in three regions: the Caribbean,...
Technical Report
This study evaluated the business case for investment in the resilience of the tourism sector in SIDS. As such, it offers: 1) a greater understanding of the root causes of destination vulnerability and risk using a cross-regional, comparative case study approach; and 2) a qualitative evaluation of the business case for investment in the resilience...
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In New Zealand, around half of the lowland water bodies do not meet water quality standards, primarily due to widespread changes in land use. Riparian restoration has been occurring in New Zealand for over 30 years in an effort to minimize this impact, however, little monitoring of restoration effectiveness has been undertaken. This study evaluated...
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The Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools (ANZAPS) 2010 Annual Conference was hosted by Lincoln University at the Hereford Street YMCA in Christchurch, New Zealand, from 17th to 19th April 2010. This Conference was ranked as a “B” category conference in the 2010 list of the Excellence in Research for Australia Initiative (ERA)...
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Gaining an understanding of the relevant environmental planning framework is an essential part of teaching planning, whether at secondary or tertiary level,. This peer reviewed paper presents the outcomes of a third year geography group research project that developed a methodology for students to assess regional policy statements and concludes tha...
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Comment and reply on an article published by Agnew on Peter Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology regarding the utility of the methodology for studies of a geographical nature.

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Excellent article on the distribution and conservation status of shellfish in the Aegean, but there seemed an obvious gap - climate change effects. For a planner, that is important.

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Through experiential learning and the study of planning practice, develop and test means to improve ethical planning pedagogy