Can we do this? Sure why not… We have to face it, the current way we plan and build cities are not conductive towards pollution, mental health, efficiency (including energy … Continue reading Can Spatial Planning Enable New (actually old) Ways of behaviours and Spatial Forms?
There is a reason why Japan’s transit returns a 113% Farebox Recovery Ratio, and we only return 43% As it says above: there is a reason why Japan’s transit system … Continue reading Transit Oriented Developments: They Just Make Sense in a Post Covid World
Why are we waiting Auckland Transport and Panuku? UPDATE FROM AUCKLAND TRANSPORT: Improvements to Ronwood Avenue are proposed through both the Connected Communities and Airport to Botany Rapid Transit programmes. … Continue reading UPDATE (Budgets Again): A Little City Centre Waits: Where is #ourmanukau ‘s Tactical Urbanism that Equals Jobs?!
Resource Management Act Review suggests replacing Act with new Legislation Not long after the National Policy Statement – Urban Development was released by the Government, an independent report into replacing … Continue reading PODCAST: Replacing the Resource Management Act Take 2. Thoughts and those Spatial Plans
Creating fit for purpose legislation for our cities With the Election in full swing there is talk about replacing the Resource Management Act with some kind of Urban Planning legislation. … Continue reading PODCAST: Replacing the Resource Management Act with an Urban Environment and Building Act
What is International Best Practice? Recently I was asked on LinkedIn about the proposed Drury Town Centre Main Street being designed around the car. If International Best Practice is demonstrating … Continue reading PODCAST: Spatial Planning 101: If Active/Transit Modes = 40% More Spend ($) in Town and Metropolitan Centres by Patrons why are our Centres still being designed around the car?
How a Soviet Concept can be translated into the 15 Minute City After my Vision Week podcasts (Going Back to the Beginning – Spatial Planning #visionweekNZ #bounceforward Podcasts) I had chanced … Continue reading Micro Districts, the Soviet Union and Modern City Planning
Stripping everything back to the foundation in the Post Covid era Launched as an initiative by Infrastructure New Zealand Paul Blair, Vision Week New Zealand has this mission statement: COVID-19 … Continue reading Going Back to the Beginning – Spatial Planning #visionweekNZ #bounceforward Podcasts
Transport and Spatial Planning Economics Change Dynamics Budget 2020 was delivered yesterday and would mark Day-1 of New Zealand’s Post Covid Era. Post Covid being that the virus is under … Continue reading #spatialplanning101 – City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Iced, Airport to Botany Rapid Transit and Mill Road Progressing in Post Covid Era
Plan Now or Face Deep Recession/Depression This is about the Post Pandemic Recovery and how to make best use of it. This is not about the current Pandemic situation in … Continue reading Preparing South Auckland for the Post Pandemic Recovery