There is a but Ever wonder how to lobby or advocate your Local Board, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport or Panuku for some local transit, walking/cycling upgrades or a Town Centre … Continue reading How to Successfully Advocate for Local Transit in Your Community or City
You can not control what you do not own With the news of the City Rail Link to cost an extra $1 billion and Council needing to pick up half … Continue reading Are (Low Ball) Asset Sales Hindering our Desire Quality Urban Environments? A City Rail Link Funding Saga
More to the point how is the Government doing? A year ago Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff would stand in front of a sizeable crowd at … Continue reading The ATAP One Year on, how is Auckland Doing?
More cranes for Manukau Exciting times for Manukau as more cranes are due to go up as even more projects get under way. Also an update on Airport to Botany … Continue reading #OurManukau Update: Feedback Due Again for A2B, Manukau Mall Expansion, and new Hotel notifed!
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
One mistake = OH CRAP! Late last month a Twitter conversation got going about how Urban Development is often held up by nit picking. Whether it be the example below … Continue reading I Am A Geographer, Planner, Designer and Citizen. The Rise of the Urban Simulator and All-Rounder
Next round in spatial planning Round three of Structure Planning in the South will get underway this Friday. From Auckland Council: Drury and Pukekohe destined for major urban transformation Your … Continue reading Southern Auckland (Drury to Pukekohe) Structural Planning Due for More Public Feedback
Too little being built near Rapid Transit Lines This came in last night from Auckland Council on how well (or not) our residential builds are doing: Auckland Monthly Housing Update … Continue reading March 2019 Housing Update. 28% of New Builds Near a Transit Line
No one knows If you caught the Bernard Orsman special last night about City Centre to Mangere Light Rail and any apparent progress I am sorry to break it to … Continue reading City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Still Well Derailed
A Great Communication Device Your City is a complete basket case with traffic jams everywhere, your transit system not firing on all cylinders and your zoning choices probably not the … Continue reading MY CITY IS A COMPLETE MESS! A City Planner using an Urban Simulator to Help Us Fix our City Messes #CitiesSkylines