Age of City Building well under way When the Unitary Plan went live in November 2016 I commented that 2017 onward’s would become The Age of the City. Looking … Continue reading Unitary Plan is Working. Also (As a Pleasant Surprise) Urban Development Occurring Around Rapid Transit Network – BUT I HAVE QUESTIONS!
Minister plans to relax Unitary Plan rules Also: KiwiBuild eligibility Yesterday in a KiwiBuild summit the Transport, Housing and Urban Development Minister (the Minister of THUD) dropped this surprise … Continue reading Are our Metropolitan Centres About to Become Super (Sized) Metropolitan Centres? Minister Explores Relaxing Unitary Plan Rules. Also KiwiBuild
A breakdown of the ATAP and a look into the RLTP due to start submissions On Thursday I had the privilege of being alongside others including Greater Auckland and … Continue reading Breaking Down the #ATAP and What it Means for Southern Auckland. A Prelude to the Upcoming RLTP
Preserving one of our few tuff cones left Some excellent news came out via the Environment Court decision on one of very few volcanic craters not impacted by urban … Continue reading Crater Hill and Pūkaki Peninsula Protected via Environment Court Decision
Example Given, Now need more! From The Spinoff: The team behind the Daisy apartment building respond to the fury it unleashed from Mike Hosking. Daisy exists because Ockham Residential … Continue reading The Daisy apartments: why did we do it?
Super Metros return formally into the Auckland Plan – well nearly With the Auckland Plan 2050 Development Strategy looking at Auckland becoming a multi-nodal city (see: #AucklandPlan2050: NODES! Or Rather … Continue reading #AucklandPlan2050 – The Return of the Super Metropolitan Centre with the Nodes
How Auckland will look dictates how we invest to make it all work? The Auckland Plan 2050 (the refresh) is currently open for consultation until March 28 long side … Continue reading #AucklandPlan2050: NODES! Or Rather Auckland Becoming a Multi-Nodal City
Where is the action I see yet another housing taskforce has been set up to solve the housing crisis. From Radio New Zealand: Auckland crisis working group seeks fix … Continue reading More Chit Chat: Another Housing Taskforce Gathers to Solve Auckland’s Housing Crisis…
Confidential Report highlights costs outweigh benefits Radio New Zealand reported today (that a recently confidential report Mayor Phil Goff tried to have blocked from being released (the Ombudsman ordered … Continue reading Cost of Moving The Port (Cars) Outweighs Benefits – by $1 Billion and 10,000 Jobs
Some picks for 2018 If 2017 was the year change was going to sweep through (#SummerSeries 17/18 – The Year That Was 2017) then 2018 will be the year of … Continue reading #SummerSeries 17/18 – What Lies Ahead in 2018