Urban Development in Southern Auckland (Paerata) Demonstration of Infrastructure Deficit Model

Consequences on behaviour and culture that will be with us for decades to come

I saw this tweet from Paerata (about 15 minutes south of me here in Papakura) and I thought – here we go again with lessons not being learnt:

Darren is right, as the train station will be built well after the face Paerata Rise has developed it will be very hard to get behavioural and culture changes from residents who would have lived there for years to change from car to train. All because someone did not put in the infrastructure BEFORE the first residents moved in.

For more on why one should run infrastructure ahead of an urban development especially around cost, cultural and behaviour I loaded up Grand Manukau/Layton Cities to give a talk on the Urban Geographies of:

  • Urban Islands
  • Transit Infrastructure
  • Integrated Land Use
  • Demonstrating why transit infrastructure should be built ahead of an urban development
  • Smart Retrofitting especially in City Centre or Metropolitan Centre

The Rant:

Stream Times:

  • Summer Time (October-April):
    • Friday: 8pm (GMT+13)
    • Monday: 10am (GMT +13)
  • Winter Time (April to October)
    • Friday: 7pm (GMT+12)
    • Monday: 10am (GMT +12)

Thursday and Saturday streams might happen occassionally

Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001/

One thought on “Urban Development in Southern Auckland (Paerata) Demonstration of Infrastructure Deficit Model

  1. Agreed, the leadership is a lacking and everything is just talks and no actions.

    We are repeating the same mistakes and AT doesn’t seem to care.

    The current planning system is broken, the new ministry of urban development may need to look into that.

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