From Ugly Car Parks to Loved Buildings

Guest post from Brendon Harre that although Christchurch focused, raises New Zealand wide questions of importance, such as, inner-city car parking policy and how to rebuild extensively damaged city centres. Christchurch’s earthquake damaged city exposes many underlying urbanism lessons. Minimising land wastage on car parking is one lesson.…
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Milan – a Transport Revolution

This is a guest post by reader John Wood. When most Kiwis talk of Italy, Milan does not often figure as part of the conversation. However, it is a very important city and one that Auckland could learn from in terms of transport transformation. From Wikipedia: Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome: the city proper has a population of 1,395,274 the metropolitan city has a population of 3,257,535 the continuously built-up urban area has a population of about 5,270,000 (over 1,891 square kilometres, or 730 square miles) Milan is the destination of 8 million overseas visitors every year, attracted by its museums and art galleries that include some of the most important collections in the world, including major works by Leonardo da Vinci.…
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Bus to the Beach

This is a guest post by regular reader, Minnie. Route 66, as well as having a very cool name, is one of the signature bus routes of the New Network. It stretches from Coyle Park in Pt Chevalier to Sylvia Park, and nominally runs every 15 minutes*.…
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Planning for Air Travel

This is a guest post by Paul Callister and Wallace Rae. As Auckland transitions from an ‘overgrown town’ to a ‘world-class city’, it faces many challenges. These aren’t just related to liveability concerns from our sprawling land use and high car dependency.…
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