Category: Hot Discussion

An issue causing hot discussion either here in the blog or in the wider community

Official Information Act Requests on Airport to Botany (Southern Airport Line) Due Back. Light Rail Might Be A Go THUS We Now Debate Route Selection?

Oh?   Tomorrow is a rather large day in terms of Official Information Act and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act requests that could determine the destiny (as it … Continue reading Official Information Act Requests on Airport to Botany (Southern Airport Line) Due Back. Light Rail Might Be A Go THUS We Now Debate Route Selection?

Biffa Engages in 1960’s Planning – HULK HIGHWAY SMASH (Through Urbanville). Also Other #CitiesSkylines and Urban Geography Happenings

Public Transport collapses so we go on a Hulk Highway Smash!   With the Transport Manager President Edition Mod being broke (until last night) public transport usage for Biffa and … Continue reading Biffa Engages in 1960’s Planning – HULK HIGHWAY SMASH (Through Urbanville). Also Other #CitiesSkylines and Urban Geography Happenings

NZGS/IAG Conference – Urban Geography Was Great Fun But I Felt Extremely Let Down By NZ Geography. NZ Also has a wider problem!

Planning  too dominant   Yesterday I was at the New Zealand Geographical Society and Institute of Australian Geographers Conference at my old university – the University of Auckland. The event … Continue reading NZGS/IAG Conference – Urban Geography Was Great Fun But I Felt Extremely Let Down By NZ Geography. NZ Also has a wider problem!

Are our Metropolitan Centres About to Become Super (Sized) Metropolitan Centres? Minister Explores Relaxing Unitary Plan Rules. Also KiwiBuild

Minister plans to relax Unitary Plan rules Also: KiwiBuild eligibility   Yesterday in a KiwiBuild summit the Transport, Housing and Urban Development Minister (the Minister of THUD) dropped this surprise … Continue reading Are our Metropolitan Centres About to Become Super (Sized) Metropolitan Centres? Minister Explores Relaxing Unitary Plan Rules. Also KiwiBuild

Missed Transit Orientated Development in #OurManukau – How Not To Design a Bus Station as there Was No Integrated Planning Whatsoever!

Silo’ed thinking costs South Auckland opportunities   The Manukau Bus Station is a project of missed opportunities, silos not talking to each other and the final consequence being no integrated … Continue reading Missed Transit Orientated Development in #OurManukau – How Not To Design a Bus Station as there Was No Integrated Planning Whatsoever!