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Living Around Te Tātua a Riukiuta

Landscape rehabilitation and urban redevelopment of Three Kings

  • 15 August 2018
  • Author: Graeme Scott
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Living Around Te Tātua a Riukiuta
Richard Reid has published an article on Fletcher Residential’s proposed redevelopment of Three Kings Quarry.

The article provides an overview of Fletcher’s design within the context of the historic volcanic landscape of Te Tātua a Riukiuta (Three Kings Volcano), the city’s plans for residential intensification and the expectations of the local community. 

Auckland Plan 2050 is now live

  • 1 August 2018
  • Author: Editor
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Auckland Plan 2050 is now live

The plan sets out three key challenges Auckland will face over the next 30 years – our high population growth and its various impacts, sharing prosperity across all Aucklanders and reducing environmental degradation.  It brings together Aucklanders’ shared objectives for prosperity in social, economic, environmental and cultural areas.  theaucklandplan.govt.nz


A new town square for Takapuna!

The Panuku proposals are out for consultation - we welcome your comments

  • 1 August 2018
  • Author: Duncan Ecob
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A new town square for Takapuna!
A new town square, adding around 3000sqm of public space for the community, has been proposed for 40 Anzac Street.

This is a great opportunity to showcase good urban design principles of connectivity, activity, mixed use and high quality public realm as a driver for increased economic, social, cultural and environmental  activity in one of Auckland's great centres. In supporting the proposals UDF is encouraging better use of our existing urban environment and creating a wide variety of opportunity and choice for our communities. 

For more information, including a panoramic tour, click here

UDF welcomes and invites your comments

https://www.panuku.co.nz/takapuna

Ready, load, fire: 10 proposals for joined-up urban design

  • 19 June 2018
  • Author: Stephen Olsen
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At the same time as Phil Twyford is sitting down with Government officials to nut out how to operationalise the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development he also has two sets of proposals on better frameworks for urban design to add to the mix. 

As added to the UDF blog this week the organisers of Urbanism New Zealand 2018 have released five proposals based off the back of a post-conference workshop of 22 delegates. The proposals seek:


Move made to put urban design on Government’s agenda

Media Release: Urbanism New Zealand 2018

  • 14 June 2018
  • Author: Stephen Olsen
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Last month’s national Urbanism New Zealand conference – the first event of its type and size since 2005 – has given rise to a statement paper calling for the establishment of a national urban design committee.
 
Conference spokesperson Gerald Blunt says the purpose of the committee would be to help shape a “national programme of making better places through design”.
 
Blunt says a post-conference workshop took what was learnt at the Urbanism New Zealand event, attended by more than 200 people, and distilled that into the main problems that have been produced by poor planning and urban management over many years in New Zealand.
 
“Collectively the workshop delegates believe that New Zealand’s ability to develop resilient towns and cities, to a world-leading standard, is dependent on good urban design to generate positive effects for the natural environment, the economy and public health.”
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