Freedom of information, thought, discussion and critique An interesting column came up from the London School of Economics on academic publishing. Traditionally when an academic wants to publish it … Continue reading Talking Southern Auckland – My Digital Platform and Repository on All Things Urban Geography
Public Notification set for new apartment/hotel tower in Manukau City Centre Last week someone gave me the heads up via the Tweeters that a new hotel and serviced apartment … Continue reading New 16 Storey Hotel and Serviced Apartment Complex Set for Manukau #ourmanukau #TransformManukau Part 28
Why can’t South Auckland be green When I have debates about the Southern Airport Line (Botany to Airport Rapid Transit via Manukau and Puhinui) with others the debate is … Continue reading We are doing the Airport Lines All Wrong Part 2: Where is South Auckland’s Green Line?
Utrecht embarks on regeneration like Transform Manukau. Could the Dutch have Ideas for Us? As Transform Manukau continues along (although with some poor initial outcomes – Manukau Bus Station … Continue reading #ourmanukau – Dutch Ideas (Utrecht Overvecht) Could Help Transform Manukau #TransformManukau Part 27
Opportunity does await Last week Manurewa-Papakura Ward Councillor Daniel Newman and Manurewa Local Board Angela Dalton made an impassioned plea to the Finance Committee of Auckland Council to have … Continue reading Should Manurewa and Papakura Become Unlocks or Transforms (Urban Regeneration)?
Development has potential yield of 4,000 homes And so that Isthmus site that has been rumoured at for the last wee while is finally confirmed: 4,000 new homes at … Continue reading Mt Albert Unitec Housing Project Formally Launches KiwiBuild
Reach for the sky! So we have the Auckland Spatial Plan and the Auckland Unitary Plan that (or should) dictates that we need capacity for 422,000 new homes for … Continue reading National Policy Statement on Urban Development MK2: Transit Orientated Developments Present Opportunity
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?
Takapuna Metro Centre gets over the line From Auckland Council: Committee votes to revitalise major town centres The Planning Committee gave the green light today to plans that will … Continue reading Planning Committee Decision Digests March 18: Town Centre Regeneration Proceeds, Takapuna Metropolitan Centre Gets Over the Line
Transport ambition resonates but needs to be matched with political and financial OOMPH! & Creating an equitable transport system The Auckland Plan 2050 and the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 … Continue reading #AucklandPlan2050 – Transport: Linking Auckland In and Out