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
What is going on with the Mangere Bridge replace, Light Rail and NZTA? Guest Post from Nicholas Lee In October 2018, NZTA closed the pedestrian bridge connecting the shore of … Continue reading GUEST POST: Trolls under the SH20 Bridge: Is NZTA Attempting to Derail the Light Rail Project?
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?
Fitting tribute to the people of the South In 2013 I wrote: South Auckland – The Rising Jewel in Auckland’s Crown It looked at the rising stars and raw talent … Continue reading The Jewel in Auckland’s Crown: South Auckland Strikes It Out With International Stardom!
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
What to do about our dear friend: Parking Parking; the bugbear of Planners, politicians, citizens, visitors and businesses a like. Very few topics can spark heated debates as parking and … Continue reading Rethinking Parking in Suburbia and even Urban Environments
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?
$400m gives us three fold increase in service frequencies After I had published my Light Rail for $2.5 Billion? Possible? Yes While Improving Accessibility and Social Equity earlier in the week … Continue reading Converting the Onehunga Line to Light Rail – Extending Reach of both Heavy Rail and Light Rail!
The mill grinds on Quite a bit going on in the Papakura Local Board area as far as transport is concerned. This is from the Papakura Local Board February Agenda: … Continue reading Papakura Local Board February 2019 Agenda: Transport Updates including Bus Station and Transit Lanes
The Southern Rapid Transit project opening Southern Auckland and even the Isthmus With the high potential of the City Centre to Mangere – Queen Street to Onehunga via Dominion Road … Continue reading Light Rail for $2.5 Billion? Possible? Yes While Improving Accessibility and Social Equity