Caution: Mild Language While the Northern Hemisphere continues to immerse themselves with Urban Simulators (as the Simulators themselves become more complex reflecting the complexity of cities) it seems an Urban … Continue reading New Zealand’s Planning in One Short Tweet
Does our Urban Development Minister understand the concepts of the Unitary Plan With the amount of hysterics over Capital Gains Tax happening at the moment a more critical announcement concerning … Continue reading Bye Bye Rural Urban Boundary and Hello Infrastructure Commission?
Minister extremely slow removing main road block to good transit services Just as Auckland comes back to full power as work, universities and schools all crank up we get the … Continue reading Auckland Transit Fare Rises Shows Broken Transport Funding System in New Zealand
Consortium has not done their homework The Waterfront Stadium Consortium today presented to the Auckland Council Planning Committee on their proposal. They even brought in a three dimensional mock up … Continue reading Auckland Councillor Newman and Other Councillors Put Heat on Waterfront Stadium Proposal
Did Anyone include when Light Rail Runs Through a Metropolitan Centre? The answer to that question and on Mixed Use zoning/housing was no. The result? We get a two dimensional … Continue reading Light Rail and Urban Transformation – A Video from the Building Nations 2018 Symposium. I Have Questions.
Moves to Streamline Building Consenting After a royal screw up by Council resource Consenting, the Auckland Design Office and Auckland Transport with Dominion Road (see: This ludicrous Dominion Road decision is … Continue reading Council Consenting Processes Questioned and Reviewed. Will Anything Happen?
Third attempt Can we get this right? Note: This is about the future transport investment options between Manukau and Pukekohe. For Structure Planning updates (urban development) please see: Structure Planning … Continue reading Southern Growth Areas (Transport Investment for Southern Auckland) Out For Consultation MK3
The timing reshuffle worked out fine – live stream wise The Planning Committee went a bit side ways with the Public Input session taking over 90 minutes today … Continue reading Presentation to Planning Committee on Auckland to Hamilton Integrated Spatial Planning – Lots of Cogs Moving
Changes suggested – Do not like them at all Tomorrow the Governing Body of Auckland Council will debate whether the Wards that make up the Governing Body (the main … Continue reading Governance Framework Suggests Splitting Manukau Into Two, No Changes to Manurewa-Papakura Ward
Now for some legislation I have believed that we need a Planning Ministry that oversees both Planning and urban development in New Zealand. The Australian State Governments have their … Continue reading Housing and Urban Development Minister Twyford’s Urban Development Super Ministry Draws Closer