Auckland does face significant pressures
Tomorrow afternoon I have the privilege to give a lecture to Stage 3 Planning students at the University of Waikato on the pressures and problems facing Auckland’s transport system. The wider brief also looks at the different ways one could solve those transport pressures and problems while maintaining the links to sustainability and planning.
The lecture slides including the Cities Skylines activity can be seen below:
The lecture builds on two previous works published recently:
Auckland’s Centre of Gravity Moving South? Part 18 of the #TransformManukau Series. With Auckland’s centre of gravity moving south away from the City Centre and into Southern Auckland what will the consequences be to our transport system and the existing pressures it faces?
The South Auckland Experience under the Super City. Given the levels of investment by Auckland Council are uneven in Southern Auckland thus affecting the South Auckland experience with the Super City how will that experience impact with the centre of gravity heading the South’s way. In essence Council is going to need to change its outlook if we are to get ahead of the change and put down meaningful plans and investment before that changes catches everyone short. Panuku Development Auckland have seen the incoming change and are preparing. Will the rest of the Council be ready?
As for the campaign it continues on as the voting papers come out this Friday.
My thanks to Professor Iain White for the opportunity to give the guest lecture tomorrow. I will be honest it does feel slightly odd going from the student (once upon a time) receiving the lecture to giving one in front of students. None-the-less I am certainly looking forward to it.