Presentations and Congestion Yesterday the Planning Committee met for the first time for 2018. Congestion, Auckland Urban Design, Airport Rail and Regional Rapid Rail were all topics debated or … Continue reading Planning Committee Digests – February 2018: Congestion, Urban Design, Airport Rail and Regional Rapid Rail!
Punish but not prevent The Mayor Phil Goff has launched an initiative to “combat” illegal dumping currently plaguing Auckland. From the Office of the Mayor Phil Goff: Mayor … Continue reading Mayor Wants Crackdown on Dumping. No Initiatives to Prevent Dumping
Where is the action I see yet another housing taskforce has been set up to solve the housing crisis. From Radio New Zealand: Auckland crisis working group seeks fix … Continue reading More Chit Chat: Another Housing Taskforce Gathers to Solve Auckland’s Housing Crisis…
The 20 minute neighbourhood Often I/we have talked the 800 metre/10 minute walk up catchment to a transit stop where that transit takes us to the City Centre or … Continue reading Sociable Neighbourhoods: Reconnecting Isolated Suburbia
Insights into two large planning documents out for your say this month The Auckland Plan is currently under going its mandatory refresh while the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan is … Continue reading #AKLConversations on The Auckland Plan Refresh and Long Term Plan (Transport and Environment)
13th February Presentation date Planning Committee Chair Councillor Chris Darby has given approval for me to give a brief presentation to the Committee on the Southern Airport Line. The … Continue reading Presentation to Planning Committee on Southern Airport Line a Go!
Will it happen or will it not? Today is Tuesday the day after Auckland Anniversary where most of the population in New Zealand gets an extra day’s Summer holiday. … Continue reading The Age of the City Continues. 2018 Marks Next Phase of Auckland’s Evolution – (a Brief Look into 2018)
Draft Regional Land Transport Plan right out from the 1960’s UPDATE: From the Transport Minister I’ve had sincere apology from AT chair Lester Levy for internal “budget” document mistakenly … Continue reading UPDATED: (AT Chair Apologies to Minister) Draft RLTP From @AklTransport Signals Wholescale Cuts to Transit and Cycling While Wanting MOAR ROADS
Rethinking our low and medium density suburbs This appeared originally at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/urban-design-geography-green-utility-vs-city-budget-ben-ross/ Cities Skylines (the urban simulator from Paradox – Colossal Order) has from time to time provided … Continue reading Urban Design, Urban geography and Green utility vs the City Budget. A #CitiesSkylines Lesson
Making most of the situation There seems to be a bit of movement with Light Rail as Auckland Transport and Greater Auckland make the case for the Northern Airport … Continue reading The Southern Airport Line and Transit Orientated Developments. Rethinking Transit and Developments in Auckland