Streets for People [take two]: 2021-2024

The next phase of Waka Kotahi’s Innnovating Streets for People programme was released quietly last week. Now called Streets for People, this is the second iteration of the project, which ran as a pilot from mid 2020-mid 2021. The possibility of a second round of funding seemed a bit up in the air when the 2020-21 pilot programme wrapped at the end of June, so it’s great to sea that Waka Kotahi are re-booting it, with what looks like an improved structure.…
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Goff’s Climate Package

On Friday Mayor Phil Goff released his proposed budget for the 2022/23 financial year and the headline feature of it is a $1 billion climate action package. An ambitious $1 billion climate action package to reduce carbon emissions and deliver more buses, ferries, cycling and walking and urban tree canopy is the signature policy in Mayor Phil Goff’s proposal for Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/23, released today, 1 December 2021.…
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Weekly Roundup 3-December-2021

Header image: Christmas Lights on Britomart. By Brett Phibbs via NZ Herald. Tēnā koutou, and welcome to day one of the traffic-light system in Aotearoa. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post was a guest post by Hamish Mackie, summarising research that followed the various Innovating Streets for People projects around the motu On Tuesday, Jolisa and Marita looked around at the car-clogged carparks of Auckland’s lovely urban beaches and wondered how getting to the beach could work better for everyone.…
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Debunking Leafy Suburban Myths

This is a guest post by Francis McRae. It was originally published on his Substack. The recently announced bipartisan housing enabling bill will free up planning rules to allow three storey development across almost all of the existing residential areas of New Zealand’s five biggest cities. …
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