Flashback Saturday: Are our business cases founded on a lie?

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Harriet was originally published in May 2018. Last year Matt wrote a post about NZTA’s Post-implementation reviews. These reviews are undertaken a few years after a project is completed and perform three functions: To see how the outcomes compare what was expected before the project was built To explain any variation in those measures To identify lessons that can be learned to improve other projects.…
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Flashback Saturday: The City Centre Master Plan

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post was first published in May 2011. It’s certainly a busy time at the moment for big long term planning documents in Auckland. As well as the much talked about “Auckland Spatial Plan”, Auckland Council has now released a discussion document on a “City Centre Master Plan.” I have talked a bit about the Master Plan in the past – when it was in its earlier stages of formulation.…
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Flashback Saturday: the death of parking minimums

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Matt was originally published in July 2013. A week or so ago the Council considered feedback on the Unitary Plan’s approach to parking and made a few recommendations around potential changes: Rules on parking requirements for residential dwellings, and retail and business locations were considered by councillors and local board chairs at the Auckland Plan Committee workshop on the draft unitary plan today.…
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