What makes a city ‘walkable’?

Written by: Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington PhD student Swarnali Dihingia’s research is at the crux of New Zealand’s intensification debate. The National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD) requires a six-storey minimum building height within the …

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UDF’s Submission and being heard on the future of our cities

Urban Design Forum Aotearoa – Submission on the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill Read UDF’s full submission here Hearing Friday 19.11.21 UDF’s slot: 11.20 am Live and recorded feed is here: https://www.facebook.com/environmentSCNZ/  Nine to noon Thu 18.11.21 just after 9am – panel discussion (many minutes) …

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RMA Reform Bill

The new RMA reform bill (Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill) has certainly caused a stir.  However, in some ways, it has been surprising how little comment such a radical change has actually caused. So far, public discussion of the Bill has centred around the increased …

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