Stripping everything back to the foundation in the Post Covid era Launched as an initiative by Infrastructure New Zealand Paul Blair, Vision Week New Zealand has this mission statement: COVID-19 … Continue reading Going Back to the Beginning – Spatial Planning #visionweekNZ #bounceforward Podcasts
Transport and Spatial Planning Economics Change Dynamics Budget 2020 was delivered yesterday and would mark Day-1 of New Zealand’s Post Covid Era. Post Covid being that the virus is under … Continue reading #spatialplanning101 – City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Iced, Airport to Botany Rapid Transit and Mill Road Progressing in Post Covid Era
This article was originally published at NZ Inc. Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones was recently quoted (Newsroom, April 2020) that New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) will no longer be just managing … Continue reading Does a Department of Public Works have a place in the 21st century?
Just two projects but with major if not critical consequences Yesterday was the last day that both Public Authorities and private businesses or individuals could send in projects for consideration … Continue reading My Post-COVID-19 Stimulus Options for Auckland (that have nationwide social, economic and environmental benefits)
$90m committed, $50m in the ‘bank’ With the Lock down continuing I am managing to catch up with my backlog of Local Government Information and Meets Act requests in between … Continue reading #ourmanukau Proceeds set for Our Manukau Transform work.
Plan Now or Face Deep Recession/Depression This is about the Post Pandemic Recovery and how to make best use of it. This is not about the current Pandemic situation in … Continue reading Preparing South Auckland for the Post Pandemic Recovery
Formalisation of cycle lanes, new pedestrian crossing and bus lanes on the way Local Advocacy to get small “quick win” projects in to improve an area does work, with a … Continue reading Local Advocacy for #ourmanukau works – with some patience added in
I’ll start one Last Thursday finally put to bed what had become a very myopic debate on relocating Port of Auckland to Northport in Whangarei some 170km to the north. … Continue reading The Port Relocation Saga – Where are the Spatial Plans?
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?