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
Stripping everything back to the foundation in the Post Covid era Launched as an initiative by Infrastructure New Zealand Paul Blair, Vision Week New Zealand has this mission statement: COVID-19 … Continue reading Going Back to the Beginning – Spatial Planning #visionweekNZ #bounceforward Podcasts
Transport and Spatial Planning Economics Change Dynamics Budget 2020 was delivered yesterday and would mark Day-1 of New Zealand’s Post Covid Era. Post Covid being that the virus is under … Continue reading #spatialplanning101 – City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Iced, Airport to Botany Rapid Transit and Mill Road Progressing in Post Covid Era
New Zealand struggling with housing and infrastructure Recently an article in the NZ Herald illustrated that our population planning projections are out by 30 years. That is New Zealand was … Continue reading New Zealand Population Projections 30 Years Off Course – How Did the Institutes Miss This and what have the consequences been?