Guest Post: Co-Housing Part Three

This is a guest post by Biddy Livesey who is a housing policy analyst, researcher, and future resident of Cohaus. Post Three – Planning for collective housing development: Consenting Cohaus In this third post on cohousing, we consider how cohousing is supported through the Auckland Unitary Plan, and the specific planning challenge for innovative collective housing development in the inner suburbs of Auckland. …
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Transit Oriented Developments and some of the underlying factors influencing them

This guest post is brought to you by Aaron Rodrigues. He is a consultant within Stantec’s Transport Planning and Future Mobility practice and his interests include transport and urban development strategy, integrated land use and transport planning, and new mobility. Additionally he recently completed his post graduate studies in Transport at Imperial College London where his research focused on Transit Oriented Developments, specifically concerning the factors influencing such developments in Auckland.…
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Guest Post: Light Rail for the Isthmus… with room for bikes!

This is a Guest Post from Bike Auckland’s Max. It first appeared here and is reproduced with permission. Light Rail (LRT) across the isthmus and to the airport is a hot topic, and Bike Auckland supported it in principle in our recent submission on the Regional Long Term Plan… with one clear caveat: Bikeways must be included in LRT projects, both to and along the future routes.…
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Should I leave now? We look at Auckland Traffic Data

This post originally appeared on the site of Sandfield and is by Mustafa Hasanbulli. Sandfield are the wonderful team who developed and maintain the blog for us. Auckland traffic has always been a hot topic in NZ. There are regular news articles about the woes of Auckland drivers as they face increasingly congested motorways, and it’s always a popular election issue.…
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Guest Post: Co-Housing Part Two

This is a guest post by Biddy Livesey who is a housing policy analyst, researcher, and future resident of Cohaus. Post Two – Collective Housing Development in Auckland: Cohaus    In the last post, we discussed the concept of cohousing, and the potential contribution of collective housing development to increasing affordable, high-quality and unique housing in cities such as Auckland.…
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