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?
Twitch and Podcasts After initial positive feedback with both the Twitch streams and podcasts using Cities Skylines as the main communication tool I am going to separate the two out … Continue reading Ben’s Urban Geographies: I will be Podcasting all things #UrbanGeography from 2020
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?
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
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!
Also Forest Fire Right after the forest fire that the City puts I take a look at the three modes a City can be in: City Planning and Building Expansion … Continue reading Urban Geography and City Building Using #CitiesSkylines
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!
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
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