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
Insights into intensification and sprawl The Unitary Plan has come back into the spotlight this week since the report that 92% of urban development in Auckland in 2018 was in … Continue reading The Price of Greenfield, the Price of Brownfield (Developments). Could Urban Geography ever solve Auckland’s Urban Dilemma?
Mostly Brownfield developments too During the Unitary Plan debate of 2013-2016 it was noted housing builds were slowing down for that period of time. But as I also stated back … Continue reading Unitary Plan Does its job: Fostering Record Breaking Building Activity in Auckland
Does our Urban Development Minister understand the concepts of the Unitary Plan With the amount of hysterics over Capital Gains Tax happening at the moment a more critical announcement concerning … Continue reading Bye Bye Rural Urban Boundary and Hello Infrastructure Commission?
Solid Q+A from the Committee and the Independent Maori Statutory Board! Yesterday I have my presentation to the Auckland Council Planning Committee on Housing Typology, and affordable housing. The presentation … Continue reading Affordable Housing – A Presentation on Typology and How We Can Not Forget Transport in the Affordability Equation
A Presentation to the Auckland Council Planning Committee Last week there were comments made to the Governing Body of Auckland Council that the 30:30:30 (public, social, private) mixed housing model … Continue reading Heterogeneous (Mixed) Housing/Zoning (Pepper Potting) vs Homogeneous Housing/Zoning Typology A Geography Recount on Housing History in the 20th and 21st Century
Moves to Streamline Building Consenting After a royal screw up by Council resource Consenting, the Auckland Design Office and Auckland Transport with Dominion Road (see: This ludicrous Dominion Road decision is … Continue reading Council Consenting Processes Questioned and Reviewed. Will Anything Happen?
Age of City Building well under way When the Unitary Plan went live in November 2016 I commented that 2017 onward’s would become The Age of the City. Looking … Continue reading Unitary Plan is Working. Also (As a Pleasant Surprise) Urban Development Occurring Around Rapid Transit Network – BUT I HAVE QUESTIONS!
Minister plans to relax Unitary Plan rules Also: KiwiBuild eligibility Yesterday in a KiwiBuild summit the Transport, Housing and Urban Development Minister (the Minister of THUD) dropped this surprise … Continue reading Are our Metropolitan Centres About to Become Super (Sized) Metropolitan Centres? Minister Explores Relaxing Unitary Plan Rules. Also KiwiBuild
Example Given, Now need more! From The Spinoff: The team behind the Daisy apartment building respond to the fury it unleashed from Mike Hosking. Daisy exists because Ockham Residential … Continue reading The Daisy apartments: why did we do it?