Advocacy and Citizen Democracy Pays Dividends The second round of Tactical Urbanism projects were recently announced by Auckland Transport and NZTA. In this second round five Southern Auckland projects make … Continue reading Tactical Urbanism Reaches South Auckland!
Otahuhu gets speed limits lowered as part of Town Centre Renewal Program Excellent news from Auckland Transport in regards to Otahuhu Town Centre, one of Auckland’s oldest Town Centres: A … Continue reading Otahuhu Town Centre gets its Speed Limits Lowered – humanising one of Auckland’s oldest Town Centres
Why are we waiting Auckland Transport and Panuku? UPDATE FROM AUCKLAND TRANSPORT: Improvements to Ronwood Avenue are proposed through both the Connected Communities and Airport to Botany Rapid Transit programmes. … Continue reading UPDATE (Budgets Again): A Little City Centre Waits: Where is #ourmanukau ‘s Tactical Urbanism that Equals Jobs?!
Resource Management Act Review suggests replacing Act with new Legislation Not long after the National Policy Statement – Urban Development was released by the Government, an independent report into replacing … Continue reading PODCAST: Replacing the Resource Management Act Take 2. Thoughts and those Spatial Plans
Creating fit for purpose legislation for our cities With the Election in full swing there is talk about replacing the Resource Management Act with some kind of Urban Planning legislation. … Continue reading PODCAST: Replacing the Resource Management Act with an Urban Environment and Building Act
What is International Best Practice? Recently I was asked on LinkedIn about the proposed Drury Town Centre Main Street being designed around the car. If International Best Practice is demonstrating … Continue reading PODCAST: Spatial Planning 101: If Active/Transit Modes = 40% More Spend ($) in Town and Metropolitan Centres by Patrons why are our Centres still being designed around the car?
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)