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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Business as usual or a park for the planet and our people? The case of Chamberlain ‘Park’

This is a guest post from Nola Smart Generation Zero Auckland Local Policy Lead As Auckland grows and intensifies,it is increasingly important to have accessible green spaces for all. The Albert-Eden Local Board area is one area that requires an investment in providing more open space to help deliver on the Auckland Plan, to support higher density living.…
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Elevated Lines

This is a guest post by Ella Kay. I’m currently staying adjacent to one of Berlin’s U-Bahn lines. I wouldn’t usually notice how proximate I was to a train line (apart from being near enough to a station), but couldn’t avoid noticing it here as the rail line is just below eye level of my fourth floor window.…
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Planning and transport postcard from Japan

This is a guest post from reader Malcolm M One of the first things noticeable to Western tourists visiting Japanese cities is how little traffic there is. Here is the morning peak on the main street of Ginza, Tokyo. Instead it’s crowded on the subway line beneath the street, and plenty of people walk from the subway station to their destination.…
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Klimaschutz

This is a guest post by Ella Kay. Last month, the German government announced a €54b (NZ$96 b) klimaschutz (climate protection) package to address climate change. The plan comes in response to growing pressure on the German government to step up to the climate challenge, as Germany comes closer to 2020 with only a third of CO2 emissions reduced (from a 1990 baseline).…
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