More cranes for Manukau Exciting times for Manukau as more cranes are due to go up as even more projects get under way. Also an update on Airport to Botany … Continue reading #OurManukau Update: Feedback Due Again for A2B, Manukau Mall Expansion, and new Hotel notifed!
Getting there but… It is that time again where we read maps that struggle to illustrate the full story while wondering if Auckland Council reads their own spatial planning documents. … Continue reading Have Your Say on how Drury-Pukekohe will develop, Round 3 (I think). Also Plan Still Has Shortfalls
One mistake = OH CRAP! Late last month a Twitter conversation got going about how Urban Development is often held up by nit picking. Whether it be the example below … Continue reading I Am A Geographer, Planner, Designer and Citizen. The Rise of the Urban Simulator and All-Rounder
Next round in spatial planning Round three of Structure Planning in the South will get underway this Friday. From Auckland Council: Drury and Pukekohe destined for major urban transformation Your … Continue reading Southern Auckland (Drury to Pukekohe) Structural Planning Due for More Public Feedback
Too little being built near Rapid Transit Lines This came in last night from Auckland Council on how well (or not) our residential builds are doing: Auckland Monthly Housing Update … Continue reading March 2019 Housing Update. 28% of New Builds Near a Transit Line
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
These problems are preventable. Also: Mild Language In the weekend I managed to sum up New Zealand Planning and Transport in two tweets: New Zealand’s Planning in One Short Tweet And … Continue reading #CitiesSkylines and Urban Simulators: Delivering Memes on our Shortcomings in Planning and Transport
Caution: Mild Language While the Northern Hemisphere continues to immerse themselves with Urban Simulators (as the Simulators themselves become more complex reflecting the complexity of cities) it seems an Urban … Continue reading New Zealand’s Planning in One Short Tweet
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?
Mostly Brownfield developments too During the Unitary Plan debate of 2013-2016 it was noted housing builds were slowing down for that period of time. But as I also stated back … Continue reading Unitary Plan Does its job: Fostering Record Breaking Building Activity in Auckland