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?
The drive towards a 24/7 Economy Earlier in the week I was reading articles on how Parramatta was proceeding full speed in becoming Sydney’s second City Centre with a $A5.5 … Continue reading A Little City Centre That Could. Is #ourmanukau the next Parramatta?
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
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Using Urban Islands to balance a City Last week I talked about the three Urban Geographic concepts I use in City building that can…
Restoring Manukau Plaza and opening the connection between two major way points. I was going through some old Manukau files that go right back to 2013 and ponder what has … Continue reading Restoring a Former Urban Pathway in #OurManukau – Let the People Flow!
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