One mistake = OH CRAP! Late last month a Twitter conversation got going about how Urban Development is often held up by nit picking. Whether it be the example below … Continue reading I Am A Geographer, Planner, Designer and Citizen. The Rise of the Urban Simulator and All-Rounder
A Great Communication Device Your City is a complete basket case with traffic jams everywhere, your transit system not firing on all cylinders and your zoning choices probably not the … Continue reading MY CITY IS A COMPLETE MESS! A City Planner using an Urban Simulator to Help Us Fix our City Messes #CitiesSkylines
Progress after silence for so long? After I posted on the total lack of communication from any one (particularly NZTA) on updates for City Centre to Mangere Light Rail it … Continue reading Imminent Funding Announcement for City Centre to Mangere Light Rail?
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?
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?
Where will IKEA go? Okay the worst secret in history is out: IKEA is coming to Auckland AND Christchurch (as well as other locations). However, we do not know the … Continue reading IKEA Coming to New Zealand Although Looking at Three Year Wait for Store (let alone actual location)
When is the sod turning for North West Light Rail? On Friday I had the privilege of joining Mayor Phil Goff, Transport, Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford, and Waitakere … Continue reading Infrastructure Loan Enables Development in Auckland’s north-west
Auckland big winner (as is the rest of NZ) Late last week the New Zealand Transport Agency released the final version of the National Land Transport Program or NLTP. … Continue reading NZTA Releases National Land Transport Program 2018-2021. Record Investment in Safety and Transit
Twyford knuckles down on the Urban Growth Agenda Last week the Minister of Transport, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Phil Tywford held a large get together to launch the … Continue reading Here Comes the Planning Ministry: Twyford to Introduce Sweeping Changes to Planning and City Building
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!