Adaptive Urbanism strongly refers to deep ecology, enriching the enquiry with the indigenous and the feminine. At Bernd's presentation at Christchurch's Tuesday Club the writer Teoti Jardine, whose tribal affiliations are Waitaha, Kati Mamoe, and Kai Tahu, engaged with him into a discourse. During the Q&A section he emphasised: "Bernd's approach is exactly how our ancestor's stories told us about aligning with nature rather than fighting it, because we are part of it". When strategising responses to climate change New Zealand's greatest asset is its Maōri legacy. Urbia Group's work unifies ancient original wisdom with Western thought and science to successfully forge new ways into a safe tomorrow.