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?
Privilege to attend alongside some very well known Urbanists, Planners, Academics and Engineers I have been invited to attend the 2021 Urban Futures Conference that will be held at the … Continue reading I am Participating at the Urban Futures Conference in 2021 (Auckland) as a Panellist on: Smartness vs sustainability panel: Perspective from urban environmentalist
Have your say on a significant Greenfield development One of Auckland’s largest Greenfield developments has gone out for Submissions as part of a Private Plan Change. I will put the … Continue reading Drury Private Plan Change Open to Submissions. Closes October 22
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
Creating fit for purpose legislation for our cities With the Election in full swing there is talk about replacing the Resource Management Act with some kind of Urban Planning legislation. … Continue reading PODCAST: Replacing the Resource Management Act with an Urban Environment and Building Act
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?
The question got lost in the scramble The kerfuffle around Light Rail and the subsequent finger pointing that went with it clearly demonstrated the consequence of a Minister being a … Continue reading Auckland Light Rail – What are YOU wanting to achieve? What Does the Auckland Plan say?
How a Soviet Concept can be translated into the 15 Minute City After my Vision Week podcasts (Going Back to the Beginning – Spatial Planning #visionweekNZ #bounceforward Podcasts) I had chanced … Continue reading Micro Districts, the Soviet Union and Modern City Planning