When your scheduled 30 minute – 6-monthly catch up goes all afternoon… When your scheduled 30 minute – 6 monthly catch up extends to a 90 minute deep discussion on … Continue reading Bright Future Ahead for #OurManukau and Southern Auckland
REPORTS, REPORTS, REPORTS! The Auckland Council Planning Committee chaired by Councillor Chris Darby meets today and as usual today’s agenda continues to be a meaty one with reports back on … Continue reading Planning Committee – March 2019. A Few Forests Cut Down for the Stack of Reports Due Back on Spatial Planning and #OurManukau
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?
Mostly Brownfield developments too During the Unitary Plan debate of 2013-2016 it was noted housing builds were slowing down for that period of time. But as I also stated back … Continue reading Unitary Plan Does its job: Fostering Record Breaking Building Activity in Auckland
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?
Councillor Sayers call for more sprawl defies what market is doing The latest housing figures are in from Auckland Council: Auckland Monthly Housing Update for January Auckland Council’s Research and … Continue reading Auckland Monthly Housing Update for January – 82% Consented as Brownfield (Intensification)
Information is of high public interest Update The Office of the Ombudsman has replied with the following: The NZTA CEO has been instructed to investigate the processes and reasons that … Continue reading UPDATES: Ombudsman Instructs NZTA CEO to Investigate. Inadequate Response from NZTA on City Centre to Mangere Light Rail sparks Ombudsman Complaint
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
Feature out in two weeks Whether it be how Auckland might look and move in 2038 (see: I have been writing again: Thoughts on Auckland in 2038) or how Southern Auckland … Continue reading The Case for Free Fares or Lower Fares on Auckland’s Transit Network?
Where will IKEA go? Okay the worst secret in history is out: IKEA is coming to Auckland AND Christchurch (as well as other locations). However, we do not know the … Continue reading IKEA Coming to New Zealand Although Looking at Three Year Wait for Store (let alone actual location)