Freedom of information, thought, discussion and critique An interesting column came up from the London School of Economics on academic publishing. Traditionally when an academic wants to publish it … Continue reading Talking Southern Auckland – My Digital Platform and Repository on All Things Urban Geography
Why can’t South Auckland be green When I have debates about the Southern Airport Line (Botany to Airport Rapid Transit via Manukau and Puhinui) with others the debate is … Continue reading We are doing the Airport Lines All Wrong Part 2: Where is South Auckland’s Green Line?
Utrecht embarks on regeneration like Transform Manukau. Could the Dutch have Ideas for Us? As Transform Manukau continues along (although with some poor initial outcomes – Manukau Bus Station … Continue reading #ourmanukau – Dutch Ideas (Utrecht Overvecht) Could Help Transform Manukau #TransformManukau Part 27
Where $49m went I took a trip through the newly opened and operating Manukau Bus Station this afternoon. Below are some initial photos. I will get bus reversing shots and … Continue reading Manukau Bus Station First Pictures – Underwhelmed, Putney Way Already a Race Track Not a Pedestrian Friendly Street AT Say It Will Be
GPS represents chance to do community and nation building With the Government Policy Statement on transport out we can see the Government will have Safety and Access as the … Continue reading The Government Policy Statement: More Than Transport It Is Also a Community Builder
I understand Twyford’s reasons for Bus Rapid Transit to the Airport but it does not make for a pleasant advertisement for users In the weekend Transport Minister Phil Twyford … Continue reading Business, Workers, and Tourists With Bulky Bags Do Not Mix Well on a Bus: The Pitch for Light Rail on the Southern Airport Line
Do not forget to have your say After a month the Auckland Council Have Your Say on the Long Term Plan, and the Auckland Plan 2050 will draw to … Continue reading #AucklandPlan2050 – Had My Say: In General Support But Plan Lacks Targets
Opportunity does await Last week Manurewa-Papakura Ward Councillor Daniel Newman and Manurewa Local Board Angela Dalton made an impassioned plea to the Finance Committee of Auckland Council to have … Continue reading Should Manurewa and Papakura Become Unlocks or Transforms (Urban Regeneration)?
Reach for the sky! So we have the Auckland Spatial Plan and the Auckland Unitary Plan that (or should) dictates that we need capacity for 422,000 new homes for … Continue reading National Policy Statement on Urban Development MK2: Transit Orientated Developments Present Opportunity
Best we have towards a full blown Planning Ministry It has been known before and post election that the (current) Minister of Transport, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Phil … Continue reading My Ideal central Urban Development Authority