All in one urban planning Apologies for the run of Cities Skylines posts at the moment. Things got a bit busy over the last three weeks and will continue … Continue reading Today Biffa Teaches Us – OH MY GOODNESS – BOAT JAM!!! When Congestion Hits the Waterways in #CitiesSkylines . Also Integrated Planning!
One is a dream to one can be a total disaster to the other Two things today from my favourite game Cities Skylines! Which is the Nightmare and … Continue reading Urban Designer’s Dream or Nightmare #CitiesSkylines – Also Biffa Gives Lessons on Transport Management
Silo’ed thinking costs South Auckland opportunities The Manukau Bus Station is a project of missed opportunities, silos not talking to each other and the final consequence being no integrated … Continue reading Missed Transit Orientated Development in #OurManukau – How Not To Design a Bus Station as there Was No Integrated Planning Whatsoever!
Ummm which way Auckland Transport? It is the case of are we going to do the bus lanes down the Great South Road from Manukau Station Road to Papakura … Continue reading UPDATE: The Case of the On-again, Off-again, and On-Again Great South Road Bus Lanes
18 months of work, 18,000 submissions, 300 major changes and 100% success rate! 18 months of work, 18,000 submissions, 300 major changes and 100% success rate from my submission … Continue reading #AucklandPlan2050 Passes and Goes Live. Now to Node Frameworks, ‘Targets’ and Parks
Change reflects evolving Auckland Targets on their way Today I will be at the Auckland Council Planning Committee watching the Councillors and Independent Maori Statutory Board ratify the Auckland … Continue reading The #AucklandPlan2050 – Tracked Changes and a Plan Looking Very Good (Submissions DO Work)
Southern Auckland Councillors were split Just in from Auckland Council: Council agrees to Regional Fuel Tax for Auckland Published: 31 May 2018 On Thursday 31 May Auckland Council agreed to … Continue reading Regional Fuel Tax Ratified By Auckland Council Governing Body in 13-7 Vote
Still City Centre first at expense of the Suburbs Transport still a massive winner for Southern Auckland however! Mayor Goff has released the final draft version of the 2018-2028 … Continue reading Mayor Goff Prepares Final 2018-2028 Long Term Plan for Governing Body Ratification. Mixed Bag Overall
Apart from work (maybe) why shouldnt everything else be close to home In Auckland and even my Cities Skylines cities there is a tendency to struggle with building complete … Continue reading The Case for Complete LOCAL Neighbourhoods (Auckland Also Struggles at Planning for our Metropolitan Centres)
TRANSIT – build it not slash it Sydney is very much like Auckland in my opinion as an Urban Geographer. Both Cities are going rapid expansion and both Cities … Continue reading Parramatta’s Continued Rise as Sydney’s Second City Centre. Transit Also the Key for Less Well Off Areas. Lessons For Manukau and Auckland