We’re pleased to present the first in a series of “Interviewing the Greats”. The first candidate is Clinton Bird, a long time Parnell resident and an expert in all things urban design. I have known Clinton for over 12 years and have tremendous respect for his knowledge and diligence. His attention to detail means he is in my mind one of New Zealand’s leading urban designers with his input adding value to projects both from a financial and more importantly an aesthetic point of view. I often joke that if I had been in his classes at University he would have failed me for my lack of the qualities he possesses and would expect from his students.