Search
× Search
Franklin Centre Te Puke Heritage Plaza  Jean Batten Place  Proposed apartments, Wynyard Quarter Proposed apartments, Wynyard Quarter

The Forum:


News and views from our members.
Views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Urban Design Forum or its supporting institutes.


Building Strong, Affordable and Connected Communities!

Urban Development Agency 2 months away

  • 4 October 2018
  • Author: Duncan Ecob
  • Number of views: 222
  • 0 Comments
Building Strong, Affordable and Connected Communities!

The Hon. Phil Twyford, Minister for Housing and Urban Development (HUD), spoke on  Building Strong, Affordable and Connected Communities, at the AKLGrid Friday 28 September 2018.  His key messages were:

The challenge of affordable homes is at the heart of city progression

The need for integrated transport and community design and planning 

The need for better design in neighbourhoods, homes and the public realm. 

A new town square for Takapuna!

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

  • 1 August 2018
  • Author: Duncan Ecob
  • Number of views: 408
  • 0 Comments
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

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
  • Number of views: 595
  • 0 Comments
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
  • Number of views: 1466
  • 1 Comments
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.  
RSS

Search

Terms Of UsePrivacy StatementCopyright 2018 by Urban Design Forum