Where is the action I see yet another housing taskforce has been set up to solve the housing crisis. From Radio New Zealand: Auckland crisis working group seeks fix … Continue reading More Chit Chat: Another Housing Taskforce Gathers to Solve Auckland’s Housing Crisis…
Presentation a go On February 13 I will be giving a presentation to the Auckland Council Planning Committee (chaired by Councillor Chris Darby) on the Southern Airport Line. The … Continue reading Southern Airport Line Presentation – All set to Go for February 13 to Planning Committee
AV’s and their consequences on the Urban Geography environment There has been a lot of chatter around how Autonomous Vehicles could help out congested cities. This concept needs a … Continue reading Autonomous Vehicles, Transit, The City and Urban Geography. An Urban Geographer’s Look
The 20 minute neighbourhood Often I/we have talked the 800 metre/10 minute walk up catchment to a transit stop where that transit takes us to the City Centre or … Continue reading Sociable Neighbourhoods: Reconnecting Isolated Suburbia
Insights into two large planning documents out for your say this month The Auckland Plan is currently under going its mandatory refresh while the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan is … Continue reading #AKLConversations on The Auckland Plan Refresh and Long Term Plan (Transport and Environment)
13th February Presentation date Planning Committee Chair Councillor Chris Darby has given approval for me to give a brief presentation to the Committee on the Southern Airport Line. The … Continue reading Presentation to Planning Committee on Southern Airport Line a Go!
Will it happen or will it not? Today is Tuesday the day after Auckland Anniversary where most of the population in New Zealand gets an extra day’s Summer holiday. … Continue reading The Age of the City Continues. 2018 Marks Next Phase of Auckland’s Evolution – (a Brief Look into 2018)
I think it can We know of heavy rail (conventional passenger and freight trains) and light rail (trams or metro style trains that can operate within a road corridor … Continue reading UK Looks at Lite Light Rail. Could It Have Applications for Auckland?
Draft Regional Land Transport Plan right out from the 1960’s UPDATE: From the Transport Minister I’ve had sincere apology from AT chair Lester Levy for internal “budget” document mistakenly … Continue reading UPDATED: (AT Chair Apologies to Minister) Draft RLTP From @AklTransport Signals Wholescale Cuts to Transit and Cycling While Wanting MOAR ROADS
Rethinking our low and medium density suburbs This appeared originally at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/urban-design-geography-green-utility-vs-city-budget-ben-ross/ Cities Skylines (the urban simulator from Paradox – Colossal Order) has from time to time provided … Continue reading Urban Design, Urban geography and Green utility vs the City Budget. A #CitiesSkylines Lesson