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
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
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?
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?