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
Urban simulator sparked a generation of planners, geographers and critics While my friends were caught up in Starcraft, World of Warcraft, and Counter Strike (they could never beat me in … Continue reading Cutting My Urban Geography Teeth with SimCity and its Successor #CitiesSkylines
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?
What to do about our dear friend: Parking Parking; the bugbear of Planners, politicians, citizens, visitors and businesses a like. Very few topics can spark heated debates as parking and … Continue reading Rethinking Parking in Suburbia and even Urban Environments
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?
The Southern Rapid Transit project opening Southern Auckland and even the Isthmus With the high potential of the City Centre to Mangere – Queen Street to Onehunga via Dominion Road … Continue reading Light Rail for $2.5 Billion? Possible? Yes While Improving Accessibility and Social Equity
Mixed Use and Parks, LOTS of parks Late last year it was reported that Panuku were seeking development partners for various surface parking lots inside the #OurManukau Transform Area. These … Continue reading What to do with all this Blank Land inside #OurManukau
When factoring in industry – it can be Sprawl, is it organic or forced by planning decisions? Is sprawl organic, that was the question asked last week by Planners in … Continue reading Is Urban Sprawl Organic?
2019 going to be a fun year Welcome back to another year with Talking Southern Auckland – your conversations on Southern Auckland Urban Geography and political matters. The Tuesday after … Continue reading 2019: An Election Year and the Year of Projects in the South. What might we face?
Using visuals and models to communicate cities or Urban Geography has its merits, BUT! This post was originally on LinkedIn A post about using Urban Rooms to communicate cities and … Continue reading Urban Rooms Can Reach Everyone, When it is taken to EVERYONE