Planning too dominant Yesterday I was at the New Zealand Geographical Society and Institute of Australian Geographers Conference at my old university – the University of Auckland. The event … Continue reading NZGS/IAG Conference – Urban Geography Was Great Fun But I Felt Extremely Let Down By NZ Geography. NZ Also has a wider problem!
Should this happen? (Yes) With Auckland Transport to actively engage in Speed Management Plans for both our Town Centres and residential streets (see: Auckland Transport Setting Out to Improve Our … Continue reading Residential Streets (and Town Centre Streets) As Extensions of Our Living Rooms
Illegal dumpers in the spotlight From the Office of the Mayor Phil Goff: Council takes illegal dumpers to court Three illegal dumpers will appear in court this Thursday as … Continue reading Auckland Council Takes Illegal Rubbish Dumpers to Court
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
Next three years sees next phase of City Building operation Earlier today the Governing Body of Auckland Council’s ratified the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan – the Councils master budget … Continue reading Auckland Council Ratifies 10 Year Long Term Plan setting in motion Infrastructure Build
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
All in one urban planning Apologies for the run of Cities Skylines posts at the moment. Things got a bit busy over the last three weeks and will continue … Continue reading Today Biffa Teaches Us – OH MY GOODNESS – BOAT JAM!!! When Congestion Hits the Waterways in #CitiesSkylines . Also Integrated Planning!
Council holds no central database on parks and residents Parks and open space are one of the two green lungs of any city with urban forests and the rural … Continue reading Oh Dear Auckland Council – You Are In A Bit of a Mess With OUR Parks (they have no idea where they are)
18 months of work, 18,000 submissions, 300 major changes and 100% success rate! 18 months of work, 18,000 submissions, 300 major changes and 100% success rate from my submission … Continue reading #AucklandPlan2050 Passes and Goes Live. Now to Node Frameworks, ‘Targets’ and Parks
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)