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
Please read if you use Puhinui Station Today Auckland Transport sent out word that Puhinui Station is set to close next month until early 2021. This is because the station … Continue reading Puhinui Station to Close (until 2021). Marks Physical Start of Airport to Botany Works
The role of the Lotter, the Human Recharge Stations and how Urban Geography “recycling” repurposes “stuff” for cities and even the regions Builders, Lotters and Modders. Urban Geography. Urban Simulators. … Continue reading The Human Recharge Stations and the Role of the Lotter. What Did You Just Utter?
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?
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
Local Board Updates Absent of Light Rail Information While Airport to Botany Rapid Transit continues to move ahead (Stage 1 operational date is set for 2020 with possibly a March … Continue reading City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Entirely Off the RADAR
Making Optimum use of existing road space without need for expensive widening and induced traffic Last month in my Airport to Botany Rapid Transit updates I did touch on that … Continue reading 2+1 Dynamic Lanes Coming to Redoubt Road – Manukau Soon