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
I’ll start one Last Thursday finally put to bed what had become a very myopic debate on relocating Port of Auckland to Northport in Whangarei some 170km to the north. … Continue reading The Port Relocation Saga – Where are the Spatial Plans?
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?
NO MORE ADDITIONAL PARKING ON LAMBIE DRIVE Yesterday both NZTA and Auckland Transport released the much anticipated second round of consultation of both the Southwest Gateway and Airport to Botany … Continue reading Airport to Botany and Southwest Gateway Submission Guide
Connecting Auckland to the Airport and allowing cross town transit draws closer with Airport to Botany Stage 2 Trust the news to arrive while I was (ironically) in Manukau on … Continue reading Airport to Botany Rapid Transit Stage 2 Out for Consultation. HAVE YOUR SAY By December 8
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