The question got lost in the scramble The kerfuffle around Light Rail and the subsequent finger pointing that went with it clearly demonstrated the consequence of a Minister being a … Continue reading Auckland Light Rail – What are YOU wanting to achieve? What Does the Auckland Plan say?
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
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)
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
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?
Over engineering is not a dirty phrase When I hear the term over-engineered or over-designs I usually draw in a large breath and will let out an extremely deep sigh. … Continue reading Puhinui Station and Airport to Botany Rapid Transit (A2B). A Fact Finding Mission Leaving This South Aucklander Impressed
Good to see the Pause though on rezoning On Tuesday the Auckland Council Planning Committee signed off three years of work that would bring about the Southern Auckland set of … Continue reading Council and Central Government Still Need to Learn the Japanese Technique of Building Infrastructure Ahead of any Developments in Southern Auckland
Getting there but… It is that time again where we read maps that struggle to illustrate the full story while wondering if Auckland Council reads their own spatial planning documents. … Continue reading Have Your Say on how Drury-Pukekohe will develop, Round 3 (I think). Also Plan Still Has Shortfalls