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

  • 17 July 2017
  • Author: Duncan Ecob
  • Number of views: 2074
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.

Urban Design Fast and Slow

  • 5 July 2017
  • Author: Kester Ko
  • Number of views: 2313
Urban Design Fast and Slow
On 12 June the Auckland Mayoral Housing Taskforce released its report to the Mayor. The taskforce is made up of a significant cross section of people from the development sector, including government organisations, professional institutes, developers, banks, real estate agencies, contractors and house builders.
Full report can be downloaded here: 

The report makes recommendations in three key areas:

•         developing at scale, which includes building through the dips
•         unlocking the availability of land with appropriate zoning and infrastructure
•         enabling efficiency and innovation in consenting and risk management.





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