Making use of underutilised land to deliver affordable housing and lively Centres This story originally on LinkedIn The story should have been honestly been on page one of the media … Continue reading #OurManukau Set for Major Development: Some Urban Geography Thoughts on my Home undergoing transformation change
Ironically Airport to Botany has enough density for Light Rail I was came across an article on Integrated Public Transport, Nantes, France by Heather Allen (2013) and how the city … Continue reading Integrated Public Transport – A Study From France and Lessons for Auckland
Which option is best? Depends on what you want to achieve Over on the Campaign for Better Transport Facebook page someone posted an alternative route for light rail for the … Continue reading Airport to Botany (A2B) Rapid Transit (Light Rail): Via Wiri or via Puhinui. A Comparison
A Presentation to the Auckland Council Planning Committee Last week there were comments made to the Governing Body of Auckland Council that the 30:30:30 (public, social, private) mixed housing model … Continue reading Heterogeneous (Mixed) Housing/Zoning (Pepper Potting) vs Homogeneous Housing/Zoning Typology A Geography Recount on Housing History in the 20th and 21st Century
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
Cities Skylines and Maps, both brilliant communication tools for Geographers? How do both look?
Documents incompatible Finally NZTA and Auckland Transport released the documents and feedback form for the Supporting Growth – Southern Auckland plan (how transport might look in the South over … Continue reading Serious Questions to NZTA and Auckland Transport Over Supporting Growth – Southern Auckland: Does Not Match ATAP or Auckland Plan
Aussie Sam starts a new City – how is this done After a very busy first half of the week with the Planning Committee, the Auckland to Hamilton Corridor, … Continue reading Starting a New City – #CitiesSkylines – A Coffee Break. A New Series Incorporating Mental Health Days!
Airport Line could trigger unwanted consequences Cities are complicated. These three things can all happen at same time, even in same metro: 1) increasing gentrification; 2) increasing … Continue reading Gentrification: What Has Geographers Banging Their Heads Against the Walls and Has Planners in Knots While Auckland is Not Immune!
Some rather large Urban Geography lessons for NZTA Momentum continues for both the Airport to Botany Rapid Transit (the Southern Airport Line) and the City Centre to Mangere (Northern … Continue reading Airport to Botany Rapid Transit Offers Salient Lessons for City Centre to Mangere Light Rail