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?
Manukau City Centre continues its evolution I went out for my regular checks of the Manukau Innovative Street Pilot on Osterley in Manukau City Centre yesterday to see how things … Continue reading #ourmanukau Innovative Street Pilot Stage 1 Looking Good. HAVE YOUR SAY BY JULY 31! Stage 2 to be decided!
The answer is yes – and rather easily The 15 minute City concept, and removing cars out of Osterley Way in Manukau are two subjects well written here at Talking … Continue reading Can Cities Go Car Free?
Helen Clark Foundation Report is out on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Today the “The Shared Path – A RESEARCH PAPER BY HOLLY WALKERVOLUME II: How low-traffic areas in Aotearoa’s cities candecarbonise … Continue reading The Shared Path. Report on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Out and we have a lot of work to do
Auckland Transport and Orakei Local Board needing reminding on Vision Zero What? A Design Breaching the Vienna Convention aka International Law? How so. Well we start with with Dooring: Dooring is … Continue reading Orakei’s Proposed Design for its St Heliers Town Centre Leads to Breaches of the Vienna Convention (in terms of Safety)
Take note – Auckland’s second City Centre engaging in next phase of urban renewal When I was doing my Tactical Urbanism course earlier this year I floated the idea of … Continue reading STAND BY FOR ACTION: Tactical Urbanism Starting in Manukau City Centre Soon!
NZTA Innovative Tactical Urbanism Fund Rounds 2 Out On Friday NZTA released their round 2 of their Innovative Tactical Urbanism Fund totally some $10.3m in Auckland. This time around Southern … Continue reading More Tactical Urbanism? Yes Please – with South Auckland Picking up Five!
Why are we waiting Auckland Transport and Panuku? UPDATE FROM AUCKLAND TRANSPORT: Improvements to Ronwood Avenue are proposed through both the Connected Communities and Airport to Botany Rapid Transit programmes. … Continue reading UPDATE (Budgets Again): A Little City Centre Waits: Where is #ourmanukau ‘s Tactical Urbanism that Equals Jobs?!
Resource Management Act Review suggests replacing Act with new Legislation Not long after the National Policy Statement – Urban Development was released by the Government, an independent report into replacing … Continue reading PODCAST: Replacing the Resource Management Act Take 2. Thoughts and those Spatial Plans
What is International Best Practice? Recently I was asked on LinkedIn about the proposed Drury Town Centre Main Street being designed around the car. If International Best Practice is demonstrating … Continue reading PODCAST: Spatial Planning 101: If Active/Transit Modes = 40% More Spend ($) in Town and Metropolitan Centres by Patrons why are our Centres still being designed around the car?