For those down the back In short: MIXED USE!!! I am also running a continuing series over at https://benscities.blog/ using an urban simulator to further communicate better city building principals (limitations … Continue reading Seven Principles to Build Better Cities!
Over engineering is not a dirty phrase When I hear the term over-engineered or over-designs I usually draw in a large breath and will let out an extremely deep sigh. … Continue reading Puhinui Station and Airport to Botany Rapid Transit (A2B). A Fact Finding Mission Leaving This South Aucklander Impressed
Good problems to have = action needed The Census 2018 figures came out earlier today and as a Geographer I was certainly in my happy place crunching number sets around … Continue reading Southern Auckland Now the Biggest Sub-Region (population) in Auckland. South Hospitality and Industry Bursting at the seams
City Centre to Mangere Light Rail setback unsurprising but we got work to do For most of this week (as of this post) it has been a story of waxing … Continue reading NZTA “Gives Up” on Light Rail while Alternatives are/were Ready to Go. All we are/were missing is leadership to get it done!
Now to Stage 2 – Light Rail and Community/City Building For those who have followed this blog or my Social Media accounts will know that the Airport to Botany Line … Continue reading All Pictures and Smiles as Mayor and Minister mark Formal Start of Airport to Botany Rapid Transit. Focus Switches to Stage 2
Consultations and construction due to start rather soon Greater Auckland has done their usual Auckland Transport Board Meeting roundup – this one for September. I took a look to find … Continue reading Southern Auckland – Auckland Transport News: A2B and Redoubt Road
Good to see the Pause though on rezoning On Tuesday the Auckland Council Planning Committee signed off three years of work that would bring about the Southern Auckland set of … Continue reading Council and Central Government Still Need to Learn the Japanese Technique of Building Infrastructure Ahead of any Developments in Southern Auckland
You can not control what you do not own With the news of the City Rail Link to cost an extra $1 billion and Council needing to pick up half … Continue reading Are (Low Ball) Asset Sales Hindering our Desire Quality Urban Environments? A City Rail Link Funding Saga
More to the point how is the Government doing? A year ago Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff would stand in front of a sizeable crowd at … Continue reading The ATAP One Year on, how is Auckland Doing?
More cranes for Manukau Exciting times for Manukau as more cranes are due to go up as even more projects get under way. Also an update on Airport to Botany … Continue reading #OurManukau Update: Feedback Due Again for A2B, Manukau Mall Expansion, and new Hotel notifed!