For those down the back In short: MIXED USE!!! I am also running a continuing series over at https://benscities.blog/ using an urban simulator to further communicate better city building principals (limitations … Continue reading Seven Principles to Build Better Cities!
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 problems to have = action needed The Census 2018 figures came out earlier today and as a Geographer I was certainly in my happy place crunching number sets around … Continue reading Southern Auckland Now the Biggest Sub-Region (population) in Auckland. South Hospitality and Industry Bursting at the seams
City Centre to Mangere Light Rail setback unsurprising but we got work to do For most of this week (as of this post) it has been a story of waxing … Continue reading NZTA “Gives Up” on Light Rail while Alternatives are/were Ready to Go. All we are/were missing is leadership to get it done!
Now to Stage 2 – Light Rail and Community/City Building For those who have followed this blog or my Social Media accounts will know that the Airport to Botany Line … Continue reading All Pictures and Smiles as Mayor and Minister mark Formal Start of Airport to Botany Rapid Transit. Focus Switches to Stage 2
Consultations and construction due to start rather soon Greater Auckland has done their usual Auckland Transport Board Meeting roundup – this one for September. I took a look to find … Continue reading Southern Auckland – Auckland Transport News: A2B and Redoubt Road
Not what you might think it is The Building Nations conference is on again with everything about infrastructure (physical infrastructure mind you) being talked about by the movers and shakers … Continue reading What is Our Top Priority in Infrastructure? (And it is not being covered in the Building Nations Infrastructure Conference even though it is Infrastructure)
Confidence in the South There was an article over at Newsroom about Social Procurement delivering major social wins in South and West Auckland. You can see the article here: Social … Continue reading #OurManukau Regeneration Demonstrates Strength with $500m Construction Pipeline
Train route still short by 15km The Auckland to Hamilton Corridor is about 140km long (100km if going from Papakura to Te Rapa which is where most studies focus). The … Continue reading Inter-Regional Spatial Planning Agreement Formalised (Auckland-Hamilton)
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