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Better Urban Planning?

  • 24 May 2017
  • Author: Graeme Scott
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Better Urban Planning?
Not everyone loves cities.  This from travel writer Paul Theroux: “Cities look like monstrous cemeteries to me, the buildings like brooding tombstones.  I feel lonely and lost in the litup necropolis, nauseated by the traffic fumes, disgusted by the food smells, puzzled by the faces and the banal frenzy.”

I was reminded of this by a letter to the Herald a couple of months ago.  The writer complained about the new houses springing up around Auckland looking like over-scale sentry boxes pushed together, edging along streets barely spacious enough for cars, let alone decent sized trees. 

Auckland's Midtown Bus Route

Victoria Street Linear Park

  • 1 May 2017
  • Author: Duncan Ecob
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Auckland's Midtown Bus Route
UDF recently responded to the AT consultation on the Mid Town Bus Route which has three options for the routes. 

The UDF response, below, calls for the retention of Victoria Street Linear park as one of the 2012 City Centre Masterplans Transformational Projects, and option 2 met this more clearly than the others.  Others have written about the Linear park most notably Generation Zero and Greater Auckland   

https://www.greaterauckland.org.nz/2017/04/21/guest-post-battle-victoria-street/
and The Stuff
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/91748034/Aucklands-future-green-link-in-jeopardy

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