What to do about our dear friend: Parking Parking; the bugbear of Planners, politicians, citizens, visitors and businesses a like. Very few topics can spark heated debates as parking and … Continue reading Rethinking Parking in Suburbia and even Urban Environments
Does our Urban Development Minister understand the concepts of the Unitary Plan With the amount of hysterics over Capital Gains Tax happening at the moment a more critical announcement concerning … Continue reading Bye Bye Rural Urban Boundary and Hello Infrastructure Commission?
When factoring in industry – it can be Sprawl, is it organic or forced by planning decisions? Is sprawl organic, that was the question asked last week by Planners in … Continue reading Is Urban Sprawl Organic?
Stuff looks at how Auckland might look in 20 years time After Project Auckland last month and Simon Wilson’s six part series this month in the NZ Herald, Stuff wrote … Continue reading I have been writing again: Thoughts on Auckland in 2038
Where will IKEA go? Okay the worst secret in history is out: IKEA is coming to Auckland AND Christchurch (as well as other locations). However, we do not know the … Continue reading IKEA Coming to New Zealand Although Looking at Three Year Wait for Store (let alone actual location)
Extending Light Rail to Weymouth would uplift most socially deprived area of Auckland while also staving off further Greenfield sprawl further south On Tuesday I wrote how Southern Auckland’s Rapid … Continue reading Weymouth Light Rail? Silly? Actually No as it would provide massive boost to area and Auckland as a whole!
South and West Auckland have no identity to the Auckland City Centre. Does Not Mean the South is not Busy though… This weekend, they’re putting a temporary barrier at the … Continue reading Access 4 Everyone (A4E) Means Well, But City Centre-Centric Focus Risk Alienating Sub Regions?
Common sense stuff With Airport to Botany Rapid Transit out for consultation (see: Airport to Botany Rapid Transit (A2B) Including Manukau Route Selection Open For Consultation) it is very topical to see … Continue reading Public or Mass Transit Hierarchy – Which Mode is Best in Real and #CitiesSkylines Cities
Walking and cycling gets mentioned but what to do about it Quite a bit on in Auckland at the moment with the Regional Public Transport Plan out for consultation at … Continue reading Walking and Cycling – How to Make Their Pathways not Stink – As Much in Your City #CitiesSkylines
Town Planner Sam Bur uses Cities Skylines to communicate things one should not do in their cities – simulated AND reality While players often get stuck building cities our planners, … Continue reading Six Things to Avoid (Tips) in #CitiesSkylines – AND with actual real life Cities as well