Draft Consultations set for the Governing Body to approve On the 28th of February until the 28th of March Auckland Council will be consulting on both the Long Term … Continue reading Long Term Plan 2018-2028 and Auckland Plan 2050 (the Refresh) Nearly Set For Consultation
A line that also builds communities This post originally appeared in LinkedIn on February 14: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/southern-airport-line-more-than-light-rail-ben-ross/ Yesterday I gave a presentation to the Auckland Council Planning Committee on the importance … Continue reading The Southern Airport Line – More than a Light Rail Line – A Community and City Builder Too!
Where is the action I see yet another housing taskforce has been set up to solve the housing crisis. From Radio New Zealand: Auckland crisis working group seeks fix … Continue reading More Chit Chat: Another Housing Taskforce Gathers to Solve Auckland’s Housing Crisis…
AV’s and their consequences on the Urban Geography environment There has been a lot of chatter around how Autonomous Vehicles could help out congested cities. This concept needs a … Continue reading Autonomous Vehicles, Transit, The City and Urban Geography. An Urban Geographer’s Look
The 20 minute neighbourhood Often I/we have talked the 800 metre/10 minute walk up catchment to a transit stop where that transit takes us to the City Centre or … Continue reading Sociable Neighbourhoods: Reconnecting Isolated Suburbia
13th February Presentation date Planning Committee Chair Councillor Chris Darby has given approval for me to give a brief presentation to the Committee on the Southern Airport Line. The … Continue reading Presentation to Planning Committee on Southern Airport Line a Go!
Will it happen or will it not? Today is Tuesday the day after Auckland Anniversary where most of the population in New Zealand gets an extra day’s Summer holiday. … Continue reading The Age of the City Continues. 2018 Marks Next Phase of Auckland’s Evolution – (a Brief Look into 2018)
I think it can We know of heavy rail (conventional passenger and freight trains) and light rail (trams or metro style trains that can operate within a road corridor … Continue reading UK Looks at Lite Light Rail. Could It Have Applications for Auckland?
Rethinking our low and medium density suburbs This appeared originally at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/urban-design-geography-green-utility-vs-city-budget-ben-ross/ Cities Skylines (the urban simulator from Paradox – Colossal Order) has from time to time provided … Continue reading Urban Design, Urban geography and Green utility vs the City Budget. A #CitiesSkylines Lesson
Making most of the situation There seems to be a bit of movement with Light Rail as Auckland Transport and Greater Auckland make the case for the Northern Airport … Continue reading The Southern Airport Line and Transit Orientated Developments. Rethinking Transit and Developments in Auckland