People front and centre at the heart of Auckland in its City Centre Transformation Today Auckland Council led by the Mayor Phil Goff laid down the challenge to making Auckland … Continue reading Auckland City Centre Transformation – Putting the People First!
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
Making best use of all worlds While attention is focused on City Centre to Mangere Light Rail and the potential to uplift the City Centre (especially in terms of … Continue reading A Transit Line, A Transit Orientated Development, And Affordable Housing? 100,000 Residents in Manukau? No Sweat! #TransformManukau Part 30
GPS signals chances to how we invest in transport Integrated Planning Also Mentioned Yesterday the Transport Minister (Phil Twyford) released the final version of the Government Policy Statement for … Continue reading 2018-2028 Government Policy Statement (on Transport) Adopted. Large Changes Towards Rail and Transit
Nodes bit vague – time to add some flesh to the bones! With the dust settled down and the Auckland Plan fully refreshed and operational it is now the … Continue reading #AucklandPlan2050 Has Nodes but they are a bit Skinny – Let’s Beef Up the Manukau Node #IntegratedPlanning
Silo’ed thinking costs South Auckland opportunities The Manukau Bus Station is a project of missed opportunities, silos not talking to each other and the final consequence being no integrated … Continue reading Missed Transit Orientated Development in #OurManukau – How Not To Design a Bus Station as there Was No Integrated Planning Whatsoever!
Change reflects evolving Auckland Targets on their way Today I will be at the Auckland Council Planning Committee watching the Councillors and Independent Maori Statutory Board ratify the Auckland … Continue reading The #AucklandPlan2050 – Tracked Changes and a Plan Looking Very Good (Submissions DO Work)
Still City Centre first at expense of the Suburbs Transport still a massive winner for Southern Auckland however! Mayor Goff has released the final draft version of the 2018-2028 … Continue reading Mayor Goff Prepares Final 2018-2028 Long Term Plan for Governing Body Ratification. Mixed Bag Overall
TRANSIT – build it not slash it Sydney is very much like Auckland in my opinion as an Urban Geographer. Both Cities are going rapid expansion and both Cities … Continue reading Parramatta’s Continued Rise as Sydney’s Second City Centre. Transit Also the Key for Less Well Off Areas. Lessons For Manukau and Auckland
A Redux from the Campaign in 2017 that has now become reality Labour has committed to the Congestion Free Network 2.0 and fast-track rapid transit to the airport – light … Continue reading A REDUX: How those rail lines to the airport will actually work