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
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
Confidence in the South There was an article over at Newsroom about Social Procurement delivering major social wins in South and West Auckland. You can see the article here: Social … Continue reading #OurManukau Regeneration Demonstrates Strength with $500m Construction Pipeline
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?
More cranes for Manukau Exciting times for Manukau as more cranes are due to go up as even more projects get under way. Also an update on Airport to Botany … Continue reading #OurManukau Update: Feedback Due Again for A2B, Manukau Mall Expansion, and new Hotel notifed!