One mistake = OH CRAP! Late last month a Twitter conversation got going about how Urban Development is often held up by nit picking. Whether it be the example below … Continue reading I Am A Geographer, Planner, Designer and Citizen. The Rise of the Urban Simulator and All-Rounder
Next round in spatial planning Round three of Structure Planning in the South will get underway this Friday. From Auckland Council: Drury and Pukekohe destined for major urban transformation Your … Continue reading Southern Auckland (Drury to Pukekohe) Structural Planning Due for More Public Feedback
A Great Communication Device Your City is a complete basket case with traffic jams everywhere, your transit system not firing on all cylinders and your zoning choices probably not the … Continue reading MY CITY IS A COMPLETE MESS! A City Planner using an Urban Simulator to Help Us Fix our City Messes #CitiesSkylines
Urban simulator sparked a generation of planners, geographers and critics While my friends were caught up in Starcraft, World of Warcraft, and Counter Strike (they could never beat me in … Continue reading Cutting My Urban Geography Teeth with SimCity and its Successor #CitiesSkylines
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?
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?
Mixed Use and Parks, LOTS of parks Late last year it was reported that Panuku were seeking development partners for various surface parking lots inside the #OurManukau Transform Area. These … Continue reading What to do with all this Blank Land inside #OurManukau
When factoring in industry – it can be Sprawl, is it organic or forced by planning decisions? Is sprawl organic, that was the question asked last week by Planners in … Continue reading Is Urban Sprawl Organic?
Using visuals and models to communicate cities or Urban Geography has its merits, BUT! This post was originally on LinkedIn A post about using Urban Rooms to communicate cities and … Continue reading Urban Rooms Can Reach Everyone, When it is taken to EVERYONE
Making People Come to You While Erasing Identity will never help people participate in Democracy A question? Is Auckland Council’s consultation processes for things like the Auckland Plan and Unitary … Continue reading White Noise in Auckland; how Auckland Council needs to be dynamic in reaching its citizens when talking Auckland Plan