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
Tips on City Making from Tel Aviv and Brisbane Yesterday I travelled to the deep South of Auckland where the first Auckland Conversations’ outside of the City Centre was held … Continue reading City Building – In the South: A Conversation and Some Tips
Don’t be City Centre Centric Mr Mayor – Auckland is more than that Last week Mayor Goff had an idea that Light Rail should be free when it is running … Continue reading Mayor Goff Has Right Idea of Free Transit – Needs to Expand Though….
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?
Third attempt Can we get this right? Note: This is about the future transport investment options between Manukau and Pukekohe. For Structure Planning updates (urban development) please see: Structure Planning … Continue reading Southern Growth Areas (Transport Investment for Southern Auckland) Out For Consultation MK3
Updated Structure Plan for Southern Auckland’s Greenfield Growth (Sprawl) Note: This post is about the urban development ideas for Southern Auckland. For transport investment in the area see: Southern Growth … Continue reading Structure Planning Update for Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata MK 2 Out for Consultation
The timing reshuffle worked out fine – live stream wise The Planning Committee went a bit side ways with the Public Input session taking over 90 minutes today … Continue reading Presentation to Planning Committee on Auckland to Hamilton Integrated Spatial Planning – Lots of Cogs Moving
Council needs to advocate not fob off On Tuesday the Auckland Council Planning Committee will be discussing the Hamilton to Auckland Corridor (or Auckland to Hamilton Corridor) and what … Continue reading Presenting to Council Planning Committee (September 2018): The Auckland to Hamilton Corridor
No Google Maps is not the answer!!! Wayfinding (that is public information being readily available to help you find your way) and public loos – something Auckland really lacks … Continue reading Wayfinding (and Public Loos and Showers) – Something Auckland Needs to “Mature” In
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!