All in one urban planning Apologies for the run of Cities Skylines posts at the moment. Things got a bit busy over the last three weeks and will continue … Continue reading Today Biffa Teaches Us – OH MY GOODNESS – BOAT JAM!!! When Congestion Hits the Waterways in #CitiesSkylines . Also Integrated Planning!
Silo’ed thinking costs South Auckland opportunities The Manukau Bus Station is a project of missed opportunities, silos not talking to each other and the final consequence being no integrated … Continue reading Missed Transit Orientated Development in #OurManukau – How Not To Design a Bus Station as there Was No Integrated Planning Whatsoever!
Council holds no central database on parks and residents Parks and open space are one of the two green lungs of any city with urban forests and the rural … Continue reading Oh Dear Auckland Council – You Are In A Bit of a Mess With OUR Parks (they have no idea where they are)
Now for some legislation I have believed that we need a Planning Ministry that oversees both Planning and urban development in New Zealand. The Australian State Governments have their … Continue reading Housing and Urban Development Minister Twyford’s Urban Development Super Ministry Draws Closer
Change reflects evolving Auckland Targets on their way Today I will be at the Auckland Council Planning Committee watching the Councillors and Independent Maori Statutory Board ratify the Auckland … Continue reading The #AucklandPlan2050 – Tracked Changes and a Plan Looking Very Good (Submissions DO Work)
Many players try and a lot “fail” I caught an article about digital urban simulators not cutting the mustard floating through the Tweeters earlier this morning and decided to … Continue reading In Reply of “Gamespace Urbanism: City-Building Games and Radical Simulations” – Why #CitiesSkylines is a LOT More Complex Than You Think!
Despite slowdown in Migration Auckland continues to rocket ahead From Auckland Council: Strong population growth fuels building boom Published: 24 May 2018 The latest Auckland Economic Quarterly from the council’s … Continue reading Population Growth Continues to Fuel Boom in Auckland. Pressures Mount and Can the Auckland Plan Handle It?
Apart from work (maybe) why shouldnt everything else be close to home In Auckland and even my Cities Skylines cities there is a tendency to struggle with building complete … Continue reading The Case for Complete LOCAL Neighbourhoods (Auckland Also Struggles at Planning for our Metropolitan Centres)
TRANSIT – build it not slash it Sydney is very much like Auckland in my opinion as an Urban Geographer. Both Cities are going rapid expansion and both Cities … Continue reading Parramatta’s Continued Rise as Sydney’s Second City Centre. Transit Also the Key for Less Well Off Areas. Lessons For Manukau and Auckland
Yep Roundabouts Earlier this month I had post on Why I Use #CitiesSkylines in my Urban Geography Posts? In essence: So why use it? Pictures are worth a thousand words … Continue reading Why I Use #CitiesSkylines in my Urban Geography Posts? – Today I Get Some Engineering Lessons – ROUNDABOUTS