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An Urban Design Conversation with Tamara Bozovic

Auckland same same but different? insights from a North American Study Tour

  • 14 June 2018
  • Author: Duncan Ecob
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An Urban Design Conversation with Tamara Bozovic
An excellent, informative and entertaining DIY study tour of North American cities exploring how they have addressed the issues that Auckland is facing both now and in the near future, as it continues to grow and prosper. Tamara was focused on the manner in which these cities have succeeded in shifting the travel modes towards walking, cycling and public transport and how this contributes to their ‘liveability’ . She posed the question of whilst they may be similar issues, are the cities the same as Auckland, can we learn from how they have addressed and to some part succeeded or are we too different?

Compact neighbourhoods officially good for your body and soul

  • 17 October 2017
  • Author: Duncan Ecob
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Compact neighbourhoods officially good for your body and soul
A recent UK study has concluded that compact and walkable neighbourhoods improves peoples physical and mental health, with people living in them being more active and socially engaged than people that live in lower density suburbs. The link between health and urban form is strongly made in the report.  This is an important relationship, particularly when part of the discussion is on the value of urban design.  

Major events. Kick starters for the quality compact, sustainable city?

  • 17 July 2017
  • Author: Duncan Ecob
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Major events. Kick starters for the quality compact,  sustainable city?

The British and Irish Lions didn't manage to clinch the test series, but it was a close run thing in Auckland on 8 July 2017. The arrival of the 20,000 fans in the city certainly added to the vibrancy and activity of the streets and squares with 'pop-up' fan zones, bars and restaurants adding to the excitement. An indicator of how major events can affect the perception of a city.

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