Resource Management Act Review suggests replacing Act with new Legislation Not long after the National Policy Statement – Urban Development was released by the Government, an independent report into replacing … Continue reading PODCAST: Replacing the Resource Management Act Take 2. Thoughts and those Spatial Plans
Creating fit for purpose legislation for our cities With the Election in full swing there is talk about replacing the Resource Management Act with some kind of Urban Planning legislation. … Continue reading PODCAST: Replacing the Resource Management Act with an Urban Environment and Building Act
What is International Best Practice? Recently I was asked on LinkedIn about the proposed Drury Town Centre Main Street being designed around the car. If International Best Practice is demonstrating … Continue reading PODCAST: Spatial Planning 101: If Active/Transit Modes = 40% More Spend ($) in Town and Metropolitan Centres by Patrons why are our Centres still being designed around the car?
The question got lost in the scramble The kerfuffle around Light Rail and the subsequent finger pointing that went with it clearly demonstrated the consequence of a Minister being a … Continue reading Auckland Light Rail – What are YOU wanting to achieve? What Does the Auckland Plan say?
How a Soviet Concept can be translated into the 15 Minute City After my Vision Week podcasts (Going Back to the Beginning – Spatial Planning #visionweekNZ #bounceforward Podcasts) I had chanced … Continue reading Micro Districts, the Soviet Union and Modern City Planning
E-buses mark new era Even with the Phil Goff Retrenchment Budget (see: Goff Retrenchment Budget sees Vision Zero Slashed. Consequences = 90 Extra Deaths or Serious Injuries on our Roads … Continue reading ALL ABOARD – the new E-Buses that will form the Airport Line (A2B) Fleet
Stripping everything back to the foundation in the Post Covid era Launched as an initiative by Infrastructure New Zealand Paul Blair, Vision Week New Zealand has this mission statement: COVID-19 … Continue reading Going Back to the Beginning – Spatial Planning #visionweekNZ #bounceforward Podcasts
Transport and Spatial Planning Economics Change Dynamics Budget 2020 was delivered yesterday and would mark Day-1 of New Zealand’s Post Covid Era. Post Covid being that the virus is under … Continue reading #spatialplanning101 – City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Iced, Airport to Botany Rapid Transit and Mill Road Progressing in Post Covid Era
This article was originally published at NZ Inc. Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones was recently quoted (Newsroom, April 2020) that New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) will no longer be just managing … Continue reading Does a Department of Public Works have a place in the 21st century?
Just two projects but with major if not critical consequences Yesterday was the last day that both Public Authorities and private businesses or individuals could send in projects for consideration … Continue reading My Post-COVID-19 Stimulus Options for Auckland (that have nationwide social, economic and environmental benefits)