Why don’t we have boomtowns anymore?

This is a guest post from reader Brendon Harré. It was originally posted on his Medium blog. California attracted tens of thousands of gold prospectors during the Gold Rush of 1849. San Francisco’s population quadrupled in size as a result – and the state continued to grow rapidly for almost a century.…
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Zoning politics for the many, not the few

This is a guest post from reader Brendon Harré. It was originally posted on his Medium blog. Part one: The background picture Housing exists in a framework of rules and infrastructure provision. Increasingly around the world this framework is being challenged, as the perception has developed that urban development frameworks are only benefiting the few and are detrimental to both the poor and the middle class.…
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Auckland’s Urban Freshwater – our historic relationship

This is a guest post from Ed Clayton This is the first post of a three-part series exploring the relationships between freshwater and transport in Auckland. The aim of the combined series is to demonstrate how Auckland could seize the opportunity to build resilient water infrastructure at the same time as addressing transport issues, and to provoke discussion.…
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