Twitch and Podcasts After initial positive feedback with both the Twitch streams and podcasts using Cities Skylines as the main communication tool I am going to separate the two out … Continue reading Ben's Urban Geographies: I will be Podcasting all things #UrbanGeography from 2020
New Zealand struggling with housing and infrastructure Recently an article in the NZ Herald illustrated that our population planning projections are out by 30 years. That is New Zealand was … Continue reading New Zealand Population Projections 30 Years Off Course – How Did the Institutes Miss This and what have the consequences been?
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 … Continue reading Urban Development in Southern Auckland (Paerata) Demonstration of Infrastructure Deficit Model
The drive towards a 24/7 Economy Earlier in the week I was reading articles on how Parramatta was proceeding full speed in becoming Sydney’s second City Centre with a $A5.5 … Continue reading A Little City Centre That Could. Is #ourmanukau the next Parramatta?
NO MORE ADDITIONAL PARKING ON LAMBIE DRIVE Yesterday both NZTA and Auckland Transport released the much anticipated second round of consultation of both the Southwest Gateway and Airport to Botany … Continue reading Airport to Botany and Southwest Gateway Submission Guide
Connecting Auckland to the Airport and allowing cross town transit draws closer with Airport to Botany Stage 2 Trust the news to arrive while I was (ironically) in Manukau on … Continue reading Airport to Botany Rapid Transit Stage 2 Out for Consultation. HAVE YOUR SAY By December 8
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Using Urban Islands to balance a City Last week I talked about the three Urban Geographic concepts I use in City building that can…
Restoring Manukau Plaza and opening the connection between two major way points. I was going through some old Manukau files that go right back to 2013 and ponder what has … Continue reading Restoring a Former Urban Pathway in #OurManukau – Let the People Flow!
Also Forest Fire Right after the forest fire that the City puts I take a look at the three modes a City can be in: City Planning and Building Expansion … Continue reading Urban Geography and City Building Using #CitiesSkylines
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!